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.

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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