HWK 509 liquid fuel rocket engine was developed by the
Hellmuth Walter Werke to power the German Me 163 Komet. The
prototype engine first flew in the second Me163B prototype in
At full throttle the HWK 509 could drive the Komet
to a maximum speed of 593 mph. However, the Komet carried only
enough fuel for 7 1/2 minutes of powered flight.
|Fuel: Hydrazine hydrate & methanol (C-Stoff)|
|Oxidizer: hydrogen peroxide (T-Stoff)|