Henschel Hs.293
Messerschmitt "Enzian"
Henschel Hs.117 "Schmetterling"
Bachem Ba.349 "Natter"

Walterwerke's bi-fuel rocket motors offered high thrust, low weight and a tested technology.

The Henschel Hs.293 rocket assisted glide bomb was one of the very few liquid-fuelled rocket weapons used operationally by the Germans. Seeing service in 1943 and 1944, it was thought to point the way forward to a new generation of tactical wonder weapons. Despite the difficulties encountered in operations, further developments were in progress, and the Germans placed great store in the ability of their engineers to fully realise the potential of rocket powered weaponry.

Towards the end of 1944, the Defence of the Reich became increasingly important and more methods were sought to protect the homeland against marauding bombers. The Henschel Hs.293 and the production versions of the A4 "V2" had shown the effectiveness of rocket technology, and with increasing demands on a diminishing reserve of pilots and conventional motor systems, additional rocket-based weapons were pushed for approval.

Thus, a number of guided and free-flying weapon systems were sanctioned for development.

This section shows the major weapons for which Walter motors were used or developed.

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