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Heinkel He 162A-2

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The Heinkel He 162 Volksjager (People's Fighter) was a German single-engine jet-powered fighter aircraft used by the Luftwaffe in WWII. It was designed and built very quickly, taking its first fight in December 1944 and entering service in 1945.


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Only around 170 were built but it was one of the fastest of the first generation of jets. The German Air Ministry named it Volksjager but other names include Salamander - the construction codename, and Spatz (Sparrow), which the manufacturers - Henkel - called it.