Zeppelin Rammer      This project was first proposed in November 1944. The "Rammer" was to be towed aloft by another fighter (most likely a Bf 109). Once released, the pilot was to ignite the solid-fuel Schmidding rocket, accelerating to 970 km/h (602 mph) and then launching its 14 R4M rockets at the target. A second pass was then made, this time making a ramming attack with its reinforced wings. It was calculated that at the attack speed the aircraft could cut cleanly through the tail section of a B-17 without great loss of speed or stability. After attacking, a gliding landing was to be made on a retractable skid.

   Model photo of the Zeppelin 'Rammer'

    Span: 4.9 m (16' 1")     Length: 5.1 m (16' 8.9")      Max. Speed: 970 km/h (602 mph)

Rammer side cutaway                                                This illustration shows a ramming attack on a B-17.....

  These cutaways shows the pilot's position,
the location of the R4M rockets in the nose
and the reinforced wing.