- Hellmuth Walter Kommanditgesellschaft
Hellmuth Walter Kommanditgesellschaft (
HWK), commonly known as the Walter-Werke, was a German company founded by Professor Hellmuth Walterto pursue his interest in engines using hydrogen peroxide as a fuel.
Having experimented with torpedoes and submarines, Walter began to design rocket engines for aircraft and founded the HWK in
World War IIthe HWK developed and built a variety of rocket engines for assisted take-off (RATO), and guided missiles, before developing engines for rocket-powered interceptor aircraft, notably the Messerschmitt Me 163"Komet" and the Bachem Ba 349"Natter".
The company was wound up in 1945 and Walter subsequently continued his work in the United States.
T-Stoff, C-Stoff& Z-Stoff– chemical fuels developed by HWK
Walter HWK 109-509– rocket engine
Fritz X– rocket-powered guided bomb
Gotha Go 242– rocket-assisted glider
Heinkel He 176– rocket aircraft
DFS 228– rocket aircraft
DFS 346– rocket aircraft
HMS Meteorite– HTP-powered submarine
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