SÄNGER - GERMANY'S ORBITAL ROCKET BOMBER IN WORLD WAR II.
by David Myhra.
Publisher: Schiffer Military History
Place Published: Atglen, PA
Edition: First Edition
Description: 176 pages ,over 575 b/w and color photographs.Eugen Sänger's proposed manned, bi-fuel, liquid rocket-powered orbital bomber was truly mid-1940s high tech. Sänger proposed a flying machine capable of dropping a 2,000 pound bomb on American east coast cities of New York and Washington, D.C., as well as Chicago and Pittsburgh. Sänger's orbital bomber would have been launched from a monorail track 1.8 miles long, and pushed to 1,113 miles/hour via captive V2 rocket engines. The Sänger bomber would lift off its monorail and would immediately go into a 30 degree climb. Seven to eight minutes later, it would have reached 80 miles altitude with a forward speed of 13,000 miles per hour. As the separated weapon glided away and down toward New York City, the Sänger machine itself was passing high over the city returning home to Germany across the Atlantic. The world's first intercontinental bomber project, the Sänger orbital bomber's total flight time was expected to be no more than two hours. Fascinating stuff. The complete story is told here for the first time.
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Condition: Excellent in Dust Jacket, small dent on bottom of spine
ID Number: 6328