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Attention: the rockets don’t launch properly anymore. I don’t know why, but they don’t. I might come back to this project eventually and fix this.
The Bachem Ba 349 Natter was a German rocket propelled aircraft designed to destroy heavy bombers.
Natter is the name of a kind of snake.
- Type: SPH
- Class: aircraft
- Part Count: 203
- Pure Stock
The Natter was launched from guide rails by 4 solid rocket boosters, which provided 12 seconds of thrust to get it to altitude where it would start the rocket engine. The exact same rocket engine used in the Me 163 Komet, the Walter HWK 509.
I couldn’t find too much info for the guide rails, so I just built them based on how they looked in some old pictures.
It used 28 R4M anti-aircraft rockets, originally it was supposed to have 19. Mine doesn’t have that many, but still enough to destroy a bomber or two. (Sometimes they work sometimes they don’t, it seems random.)
After the job was done, the natter would dive to low altitude, then, the nose of the aircraft separated as the main parachute in the rear deployed, allowing for recovery of the expensive rocket engine. The pilot bailed, to deploy his own parachute.
Unfortunately, I had to move the pilot seat to it’s own section of the aircraft so that the pilot wouldn’t spaghettify after nose separation.
My inspiration for making this.