An Arado TEW 16-43/13 barely
escapes a mid-air collision with a
Davis Manta* fighter,
while climbing vertically.
*The Manta was an American project for a long-range high-performance fighter, powered by a simple 1150 hp Allison engine driving a contra rotating prop. The patented Davis airfoil used on the Manta's wings enabled it to have an endurance of ten hours, making it an ideal escort fighter for bomber formations. The Manta project was canceled in 1943 under mysterious circumstances...