Pictured: Bachem BA-349 'Natter' or 'Viper' with its inventor Eric Bachem climbing into the cockpit. An American intelligence officer is on the other side of aircraft.
The Bachem Natter was one of the odder Hitler 'wonder weapons.' The rocket-propelled semi-expendable fighter-interceptor was launched vertically, like a missile. Designed to destroy American bomber formations with a nose-cone full of high-explosive rockets, the Natter would be abandoned by the pilot, with part of the aircraft jettisoned for re-use.
Notes, from praise to questions and criticisms, are welcome. Please write.
Welcome to Militaria
For those looking for fresh content, including rare and never before published images, this site is for you. Bring your broadband connection and enjoy.
"Heavy Metal" is all about the big stuff. Found here are the rare Flammpanzer, the German Panther and Tiger class panzers and American armor plus fortifications and much more.
"Small Arms" holds many of the great infantry weapons of the WWII. Some are well known, others unfamiliar.
"Combat Lessons" contains select excerpts from a U.S. Department of War publication set of the same name. Found here is the practical advice, often at odds with official Army tactical doctrine, disseminated by the Army without delay to the new green troops. Reflecting the actual experiences of combat 60 years later, these lessons merit careful reading by the student of military history.
Many of high quality images found in the Militaria site are now available for your pleasure. From prints, to calendars, garments and gifts, please stroll through this one of kind military store
New for publishers and game developers: Flume Creek now offers royalty-free archival military history photographs and military unit insignia and crests.