Lippisch Ente

The Ente (German: duck) was the world’s first rocket-powered full-size aircraft. It was designed by Alexander Lippisch as a sailplane and first flown under power on June 11, 1928, piloted by Fritz Stamer.


General characteristics

  • Length: m (ft in)
  • Wingspan: m (ft in)
  • Height: m (ft in)
  • Wing area: m² (ft²)
  • Empty weight: kg (lb)
  • Loaded weight: kg (lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: kg (lb)
  • Powerplant: 2× Sander black powder rockets , kN (lbf) each


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