On this Day in 1939: The Heinkel He 178, the first jet-plane takes to the air with Erich Warsitz at the controls.

Heinkel He 178 - the world's first aircraft to fly under turbojet power, flew on 27 August 1939 piloted by Erich Warsitz, Germany

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Heinkel He 178 was the world's first aircraft to fly under turbojet power, and the first practical jet aircraft. It was a private venture by the German Heinkel company in accordance with director Ernst Heinkel's emphasis on developing technology for high-speed flight. It first flew on 27 August 1939, piloted by Erich Warsitz

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Heinkel He 178 - On August 27, 1939 Erich Warsitz undertook the world first jet flight with the Heinkel He 178 fitted with Hans von Ohain’s jet engine, the He S 3 turbine.

Пионеры: человек и самолет. Ханс-Иоахим Пабст фон Охайн и экспериментальный самолет Heinkel He 178. Германия

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HEINKEL HE 178 Der Düsenjet wird 75! Vor 75 Jahren absolvierte das erste Düsenflugzeug der Welt seinen Jungfernflug

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