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The first jet pilot : the story of German test pilot Erich Warsitz

Author: Lutz Warsitz
Publisher: Barnsley : Pen & Sword Aviation, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On 27 August 1939, Flugkapitan Erich Warsitz became the first man to fly a jet aircraft, the Heinkel He 178 and in June of the same year he flew the first liquid-fuel rocket aircraft, the Heinkel He 176. His legendary flying skills enabled him to assist the pioneering German aircraft and engine design teams that included Wernher von Braun and Ernst Heinkel. He repeatedly risked his life extending the frontiers of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Erich Warsitz
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lutz Warsitz
ISBN: 9781844158188 1844158187
OCLC Number: 244653641
Language Note: Translated from the German by Geoffrey Brooks.
Description: 176 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Lutz Warsitz.

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On 27 August 1939, Flugkapitan Erich Warsitz became the first man to fly a jet aircraft, the Heinkel He 178 and in June of the same year he flew the first liquid-fuel rocket aircraft, the Heinkel He 176. His legendary flying skills enabled him to assist the pioneering German aircraft and engine design teams that included Wernher von Braun and Ernst Heinkel. He repeatedly risked his life extending the frontiers of aviation in speed, altitude and technology and survived many life-threatening incidents.

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