It was the first British rocket plane, it was a spitfire with a rocket engine, and was launched off a catapult off a ship.
foodmaniac2003It was the first British rocket plane, it was a spitfire with a rocket engine, and was launched off a catapult off a ship.
... There was never a Spitfire fitted with a rocket engine.
Do you mean the Sea Hurricane Mk.Ia?
Yea, he procaly does and why is your thread name nessed up?
I remember seeing a tv program about the development of jet fighters after ww2. Brits did experiment with Spifires with those engines I think and other planes, these were mostly unsuccesful trials. And it was after the ww2 so it shouldn't be done in FH2 anyway. Also, wasn't Wildcat an American fighter plane used in Pacific theater?:)
i remember seeing a plane lauched off a ship wit a rocket engine by the brits in WW2, on the history channel
yah, there was a wilcat in the pacific theater
The Wildcat was also used by the British Fleet Air Arm as a (lend-lease?) carrier-borne fighter. In British service it was called the Grumman Martlet: Afik they were used extensively in the Mediterranean theatre and therefore North Africa.
As for rockets, I think some planes launched off ships using a rocket-aided catapault or had rockets strapped to them to boost speeds for take off... I'm not sure about that though.
I'm really confused. But ... let's not flame the guy eh?
As far as I'm aware, the British did not use ANY rocket planes during the war. We did use some jet planes in testing but never in a significant amount. I may be wrong about this however.