[Ads-l] "WWII Jets Fly Over Washington" Me 163, 262 and Japanese "Shusui" J8M

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 9 19:59:25 UTC 2015

None flew over Washington, though some Stearman Kaydets did.


On Sat, May 9, 2015 at 1:13 PM, GUY LETOURNEAU Owner <
guy1656 at centurylink.net> wrote:

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> Subject:      Re: "WWII Jets Fly Over Washington" Me 163, 262 and Japanese
>               "Shusui" J8M
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> Well evidently there are a VERY FEW German Me-262s around;
> here is one source that is selling airworthy replicas:
> http://www.stormbirds.com/common/_forsale.htm
> I wonder what several of them would sound like in a flyby.
> If you want the 'short and crazy ride,' there is one ME-163 Komet
> at the FLying Heritage Collection in Bothell, WA that is supposedly in
> flying condition:
> http://www.flyingheritage.com/TemplatePlane.aspx?contentId=18
> It is displayed at the museum with the engine removed on a stand for
> closer inspection.
> Evidentlty this thing carried about 15min of fuel, left its landing gear
> on the ground
> (always an inspiring idea,) and ran on nasty two-fuel blend which was both
> corrosive *and* hypergolic:
> (a) methanol and hydrazine mixed with (b) 80% pure hydrogen peroxide.
> Not surprising that a number of these simply exploded on the tarmac,
> that's pretty dicey stuff...
> OTOH if one of these DID get aloft it was carrying a PAIR of 30mm cannons
> to the party,
> - GLL
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