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Rocket-Powered Aircraft


Aviation | Propulsion

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