Heinkel He 178

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Replica of a Heinkel HE 178 at airport Rostock-Laage

On 27 August 1939, the first aircraft with jet engine completed its maiden flight. The machine was developed by Ernst Heinkel Flugzeugwerke and bore the type designation He 178. [German]

In memory of its first start in Rostock-Marienehe, a replica of the aircraft hangs in the check-in hall of Rostock-Laage Airport. Another replica can be seen in the Technical State Museum of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (phanTECHNIKUM) in Wismar.

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