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.
Sources / More info
- Rostock-Laage Airport (Website)
- phanTECHNIKUM (Website)
- Heinkel He 178 (Wikipedia)