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
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
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.