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Saenger Silverbird
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Family: Winged. Country: Germany. Status: Study 1943.

Saenger-Bredt antipodal bomber - sled launched, boosted to suborbital velocity, 'skips' off upper atmosphere to deliver bombload on target, recovery back at launch site. Fascinated Stalin, led to US Dynasoar project.


Specifications

Liftoff Thrust: 600,000 kgf. Total Mass: 133,773 kg. Core Diameter: 2.3 m. Total Length: 34.0 m. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 16.00 million. in 1985 unit dollars.



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