Help! photos, diagrams, etc required for Himmelstürmer

hello, I need some diagrams or sketches or photos of the german Himmelstürmer.
If you have scale or measurements, that would be even better.
one sounds like a simple enough device, and I would like to make it as a fun project. and post it up as an ible.
all I know is that it consisted of two pulse jets and fuel tank(s).
one small jet pointed down and was attached to the front of the user, the other larger one pointed at a downwards angle. fuel was stored on the front of the person.
the engines did not run long enough to heat up, so there is no heat protection.
it was used by throttling the engines, which would push the wearer into the air and forwards, allowing jumps of 60 meters distance and up to 50 feet height.
I just need details of the, well, the entire device. the attached picture is just an artist impression of the device.
I have no idea how to mount it to the user in a non-permanent way, and I need dimensions and such to allow it to be safe. I really don't want to make a device for an ible that could blow up the user.


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lemonie6 years ago

I think this is comic-fiction.

Surprisingly enough, it's not.
They were never issued for use, probably because they didn't work...
As your link says: despite the imaginative depiction of it in that role in the comic book and film The Rocketeer .

The image used is comic-fiction.

I misunderstood what you mean by "this" in your original post. I fully agree with you that the image is comic-book. However, apparently the device itself (or at least a prototype) was real, if probably never actually used.

There's often little between reality and fiction.
I thought lighting a pulse-jet and then... mm head-plant?

>_< Now add to that picture the soldier wearing a Kaiser helmet :-) Human lawn darts, anyone?

That's even better!

Kiteman lemonie6 years ago
Agreed - pulse jets can't do short bursts, they have to do long runs, and would be glowing red-hot, causing serious burns to the wearer.

Nyanman (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
wait, they can't? why is that?
i thought most home designs had to run in short bursts, otherwise they would destroy their valves.
Kiteman Nyanman6 years ago
Once they're off, though, they have to be restarted from scratch - they can't throttle back to an idle, then burst into life when needed.

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