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This was taken @ the underground facility, upon capture thereof, by advancing allied forces.
The Argus As 014 bevalven pulsejet engine is clearly discernible. The valve-grid may be discerned at the intake. The wear on this part, due to high temperature + high frequency of cycling + that most of the ‘gas load’ of the engine would inevitably be upon it, was so ‘schwer’ that its expected service-life was about the time-of-fight of the ‘Waffen’.
It was called "Vergeltungswaffe Eins" by the propaganda machinary. In public it was sometimes referred to as "Flügelbombe". But its official name was "Fieseler Fi 103".