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The rocket has been a mainstay of manned flight since the 1940s when it was used to good effect by the Germans in World War 2.

There are a total of [ 66 ] Rocket-Powered Aircraft entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.
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1
Picture of the Arado Ar E.381 (Kleinstjager)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Arado Ar E.381 (Kleinstjager)
Rocket-Powered Parasite Fighter / Interceptor Proposal
2
Picture of the Arado Ar TEW 16/43-13
National Flag Graphic
1943
Arado Ar TEW 16/43-13
Rocket-Powered Interceptor Aircraft
3
Picture of the Arado Ar TEW 16/43-15
National Flag Graphic
1943
Arado Ar TEW 16/43-15
Interceptor / Fighter Aircraft
4
Picture of the Armstrong Whitworth AW.169
National Flag Graphic
1958
Armstrong Whitworth AW.169
High-Altitude Mach 2 Interceptor Proposal
5
Picture of the AVIC WZ-8
National Flag Graphic
2019
AVIC WZ-8
Supersonic / Hypersonic Reconnaissance Drone
6
Picture of the Avro 730 (R.156T / O.R.330)
National Flag Graphic
1957
Avro 730 (R.156T / O.R.330)
High-Altitude Supersonic Reconnaissance Aircraft
7
Picture of the Bachem Ba 349 Natter (Adder/Viper)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Bachem Ba 349 Natter (Adder/Viper)
Vertically-Launched, Rocket-Powered Interceptor
8
Picture of the Bell D-35
National Flag Graphic
1946
Bell D-35
Rocket-Powered Bomber-Interceptor Proposal
9
Picture of the Bell X-1
National Flag Graphic
1947
Bell X-1
Supersonic Experimental Aircraft
10
Picture of the Bell X-2 (Starbuster)
National Flag Graphic
1955
Bell X-2 (Starbuster)
Experimental Research Aircraft
11
Picture of the Berezniak-Isayev BI
National Flag Graphic
1942
Berezniak-Isayev BI
Rocket-Powered Interceptor / Fighter Prototype Aircraft
12
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.213 (Miniatur-Jager)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Blohm and Voss Bv P.213 (Miniatur-Jager)
Lightweight Single-Seat Point Defense Interceptor Proposal
13
Picture of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet
National Flag Graphic
1951
Boeing B-47 Stratojet
Strategic Medium / Heavy Bomber Aircraft
14
Picture of the Boeing X-37 OTV (Orbital Test Vehicle)
National Flag Graphic
2010
Boeing X-37 OTV (Orbital Test Vehicle)
Unmanned Low Earth Orbit Space Vehicle
15
Picture of the Breguet Br.1002
National Flag Graphic
1953
Breguet Br.1002
Jet-and-Rocket-Powered Mach 2 Interceptor Proposal
16
Picture of the Curtiss Proposal II
National Flag Graphic
1948
Curtiss Proposal II
Research Aircraft
17
Picture of the Curtiss VF-11
National Flag Graphic
1947
Curtiss VF-11
Carrierborne Interceptor Proposal
18
Picture of the Curtiss VF-11A
National Flag Graphic
1947
Curtiss VF-11A
Jet-Powered Fleet Defense Fighter Proposal
19
Picture of the de Havilland DH.117
National Flag Graphic
1958
de Havilland DH.117
Mach 2 High-Altitude Interceptor Proposal
20
Picture of the Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket (Phase 2)
National Flag Graphic
1948
Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket (Phase 2)
Experimental High-Speed Research Platform
21
Picture of the Fairey E.R.103 (F.155T)
National Flag Graphic
1955
Fairey E.R.103 (F.155T)
Mach 2 High-Altitude Interceptor Proposal
22
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Fw P.VII (Flitzer)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Focke-Wulf Fw P.VII (Flitzer)
Jet-and-Rocket-Powered Fighter Proposal
23
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Super Lorin
National Flag Graphic
1945
Focke-Wulf Super Lorin
Rocket- / Ramjet-Powered Fighter-Interceptor Aircraft Concept
24
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Ta 283
National Flag Graphic
1945
Focke-Wulf Ta 283
Fighter-Interceptor Aircraft Proposal
25
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Triebflugel
National Flag Graphic
1946
Focke-Wulf Triebflugel
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Fighter-Interceptor
26
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Volksjager (I/II)
National Flag Graphic
1946
Focke-Wulf Volksjager (I/II)
Single-Seat, High-Speed Interceptor Aircraft Project
27
Picture of the Goodyear GA-17
National Flag Graphic
1950
Goodyear GA-17
All-Weather Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter Aircraft Proposal
28
Picture of the Gotha Go P.60A/B
National Flag Graphic
1945
Gotha Go P.60A/B
Day Fighter / Interceptor Flying Wing Aircraft
29
Picture of the Gotha Go P.60C
National Flag Graphic
1945
Gotha Go P.60C
All-Weather / Nightfighter Aircraft
30
Picture of the Hawker P.1072
National Flag Graphic
1950
Hawker P.1072
Rocket Booster Engine Research Aircraft
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31
Picture of the Heinkel He 176
National Flag Graphic
1939
Heinkel He 176
Rocket-Powered Demonstrator Aircraft
32
Picture of the Heinkel He P.1077 (Julia)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Heinkel He P.1077 (Julia)
Rocket-Powered Interceptor Aircraft Proposal
33
Picture of the Heinkel He P.1080
National Flag Graphic
1946
Heinkel He P.1080
Ramjet-Powered Interceptor Proposal
34
Picture of the Horten Ho.XIII
National Flag Graphic
1946
Horten Ho.XIII
Supersonic Fighter Proposal
35
Picture of the Karrar (Striker)
National Flag Graphic
2010
Karrar (Striker)
Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
36
Picture of the Kawanishi Baika (Ume Blossom)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Kawanishi Baika (Ume Blossom)
Pilot-Guided, Pulsejet-Powered Expendable Suicide Aircraft
37
Picture of the Kayaba Katsuodori
National Flag Graphic
1945
Kayaba Katsuodori
Ramjet-and-Rocket Powered Interceptor Proposal
38
Picture of the Kian (Arash)
National Flag Graphic
2022
Kian (Arash)
Expendable Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
39
Picture of the Lockheed L-205 (MX1554)
National Flag Graphic
1954
Lockheed L-205 (MX1554)
Supersonic Fighter / Interceptor Proposal
40
Picture of the Lockheed SR-72
National Flag Graphic
2030
Lockheed SR-72
Hypersonic Unmanned Reconnaissance Aircraft
41
Picture of the Martin X-24A
National Flag Graphic
1969
Martin X-24A
Technology Demonstrator Aircraft
42
Picture of the Martin X-24B
National Flag Graphic
1973
Martin X-24B
Lifting Body Technology Demonstrator Aircraft
43
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet (Comet)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet (Comet)
Single-Seat Rocket-Powered Interceptor Aircraft
44
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me 263 (Junkers Ju 248)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Messerschmitt Me 263 (Junkers Ju 248)
Rocket-Powered, Single-Seat Interceptor Prototype
45
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich I-270
National Flag Graphic
1946
Mikoyan-Gurevich I-270
Single-Seat Rocket-Powered Interceptor
46
Picture of the Mitsubishi J8M (Shusui)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Mitsubishi J8M (Shusui)
Rocket-Powered Interceptor Aircraft
47
Picture of the Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi
National Flag Graphic
1945
Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi
Suicide Fighter
48
Picture of the Nord 5000 Harpon
National Flag Graphic
1953
Nord 5000 Harpon
Lightweight Interceptor Prototype Aircraft
49
Picture of the North American X-15
National Flag Graphic
1959
North American X-15
Rocket-Powered Research Aircraft
50
Picture of the Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor
National Flag Graphic
1949
Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor
High-Altitude Interceptor Prototype
51
Picture of the Rikugun Ki-202
National Flag Graphic
1945
Rikugun Ki-202
Rocket-Powered Interceptor Proposal
52
Picture of the Saturn V
National Flag Graphic
1967
Saturn V
Expendable Space Rocket
53
Picture of the Saunders-Roe P.154
National Flag Graphic
1952
Saunders-Roe P.154
Single-Seat, Rocket-Powered Interceptor Proposal
54
Picture of the Saunders-Roe P.187
National Flag Graphic
1955
Saunders-Roe P.187
High-Speed Interceptor Proposal
55
Picture of the Saunders-Roe SR.177
National Flag Graphic
1957
Saunders-Roe SR.177
Mixed-Powerplant Interceptor Proposal
56
Picture of the Saunders-Roe SR.53
National Flag Graphic
1957
Saunders-Roe SR.53
Prototype Rocket-Powered Interceptor Aircraft
57
Picture of the Skoda-Kauba Sk P.14
National Flag Graphic
1946
Skoda-Kauba Sk P.14
Ramjet-Powered Single-Seat Bomber Interceptor Aircraft Project
58
Picture of the SNCASE S.E.212 (Durandal)
National Flag Graphic
1956
SNCASE S.E.212 (Durandal)
Prototype Fighter-Interceptor Aircraft
59
Picture of the Sombold So 344 (Schubjager)
National Flag Graphic
1946
Sombold So 344 (Schubjager)
Rocket-Powered Single-Seat Bomber Destroyer Aircraft Proposal
60
Picture of the Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103)
National Flag Graphic
1984
Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103)
Reusable Space Shuttle Orbiter
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61
Picture of the Sud-Ouest SO 9000 / SO 9050 Trident
National Flag Graphic
1953
Sud-Ouest SO 9000 / SO 9050 Trident
Military Research / Interceptor Aircraft
62
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-7 (Fitter-A)
National Flag Graphic
1959
Sukhoi Su-7 (Fitter-A)
Fighter-Bomber / Ground Attack Aircraft
63
Picture of the Supermarine (Vickers) Type 559
National Flag Graphic
1955
Supermarine (Vickers) Type 559
High-Speed, High-Altitude Interceptor Proposal
64
Picture of the Supermarine (Vickers) Type 565
National Flag Graphic
1962
Supermarine (Vickers) Type 565
Twin-Seat, Twin-Engine Tactical Bomber Proposal
65
Picture of the Yakovlev Pchela (Bee)
National Flag Graphic
2005
Yakovlev Pchela (Bee)
ISR Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
66
Picture of the Yokosuka MXY7-K1 Ohka (Cherry Blossom)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Yokosuka MXY7-K1 Ohka (Cherry Blossom)
Single-Seat Pilot-Guided Suicide Aircraft

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