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Heinkel He 219A 1.NJG1 Venlo 1944 01

  Heinkel He 219A 1.NJG1 Venlo 1944-01

  Heinkel He 219A Uhu - Eagle Owl

The Heinkel He 219 Uhu (Eagle-Owl) was a night fighter serving with the German Luftwaffe in the later stages of World War II. A relatively sophisticated aircraft, the He 219 possessed a variety of innovations, including an advanced intercept radar. It was also the first operational military aircraft in the world to be equipped with ejection seats, and the first German aircraft with tricycle landing gear. Had the Uhu been available in quantity, it might have had a significant effect upon the strategic bomber offensive of the Royal Air Force, but only 268 were built before the end of the War and they saw only limited service.


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