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The parachute subsequently opens and decelerates the Natter. The centre of gravity problem was solved initially by the addition of one-metre-square auxiliary tailfins that were released simultaneously with the jettisoning of the boosters. Consequently, one of the most unusual features of the machine was the escape of the pilot and recovery of the machine.

The Julia was the front-runner for the contract. After the attack, the Natter might dive to a lower altitude and flatten out into level flight. This action frees the nose section, which self-jettisoned as a result of the reduced aerodynamic pressure at the front of the fuselage.

The next day it crossed the autobahn and headed straight for the Natter operational area. The tail section of one of the Natters at Sankt Leonhard im Pitztal was broken off while it still rested on its trailer. The pilot would then proceed with a well-practised escape sequence. Both groups then set out for the Austrian Alps. The other group went to St.

The Walter liquid-fueled rocket motor built up to full thrust and Sieber pushed the button to ignite the four solid boosters. The pilot would be ejected from the cockpit by his own inertia and as soon as he was clear of the fuselage, he would open his personal parachute and descend to the ground. The fuselage would decelerate and the pilot would be ejected forwards by his own inertia and land by means of a personal parachute. There is no documentary evidence that a Natter was ever flown from Muroc Field. It is in a poor state of repair and is no longer accessible to the general public.

The swastikas are neither authentic nor positioned according to German military specifications. This training continued until the first half of April at which time they moved to the Hasenholz operational area. Low stratus clouds lay over the Ocksenkopf. The Natter was intended to fly up and over the bombers, by which time its Walter motor would probably be out of propellant. As the nose section separates, it was intended to briefly pull on two cables that release a small ribbon parachute stored on the starboard side of the rear fuselage.

The next day it crossed the