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Luftschiffbau Zeppelin design proposal intended to use aerial ramming against the allied bombers attacking Nazi Germany.
T he aircraft was to be towed or carried aloft by another aircraft and released when near enemy bombers.
Igniting a Schmidding 533 solid-fuel rocket engine, it was to make a first attacking pass using the 14 nose-mounted R4M 55 mm rockets, before attempting to ram the enemy bomber's wings or tail. Owing to the high risk for the pilot inherent in its operation this aircraft is sometimes referred to as a suicide weapon, however it was originally not intended as such. After January 1945 an order of sixteen prototypes was placed but the Zeppelin factory was destroyed by bombers, ending all work on the project.




Type: Ramming Interceptor
Crew: 1

Schmidding 533 solid-fuel rocket engine (1 199 592 kgp)

Length: 5.10 m | Width: 4.90 m | Height: ? m
Weight: ?kg | Max. Combat Weight: ? kg

Cruising Speed: 970 km/h | Ceiling: ? m | Range: ? km

Rockets: 14 nose-mounted R4M 55 mm rockets