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Meet the Uhu.

You hoo? No, Uhu. It’s the German for owl. Onomatopoeic, you see.


Heinkel He 219, used as a night fighter in the latter years of WW2. One survives and is being restored by the Smithsonian in Washington. It was the first operational military aircraft to have ejector seats and was the first German military plane to have a tricycle undercarriage.

Heinkel were reduced to making bubble cars and scooters after the war, went on to build the F104 under licence and like much of the remaining bits of the German aerospace industry wound up as part of Airbus after a series of mergers.

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