Events for Wednesday 20th June 2012
On This Day in History
First flight of the first liquid-fuelled rocket aircraft20th June 1939
The Heinkel He 176 was a German rocket-powered aircraft. It was the world’s first aircraft to be propelled solely by a liquid-fuelled rocket, making its first powered flight on 20 June 1939 with Erich Warsitz at the controls.
Further ReadingThe First Jet Pilot
(Hardback - 176 pages)
by Lutz Warsitz
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… Read more...Only £19.99 at Pen & Sword Books.