Rheinmetall Borsig Feuerlilie (Fire Lilly)

Rheinmetall Borsig Feuerlilie (Fire Lilly)
Serial No: n/a
Period: WWII
Reference: 85/O/460
Museum: Cosford
Location: Hangar 1
On Display: Yes

The F55 was the last stage of a surface-to-air missile project. The project aimed to research the aerodynamic and propulsion principles required for an effective surface-to-air missile. The project was still running at the end of World War II, and had been modified to include autopilot and radio command guidance. The missile never saw operational service, although principles learnt from the project were undoubtedly used in other Surface-to-Air Missile projects.



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