This is one of the two exact wheel and tire that was mounted on the take-off dolly for Me 163 rocket Fighter "White 54" that was brought to the U.S. for testing after the war. The reason behind the red and white painted checkered wheel was for during testing it could be seen on motion picture film how high the dolly and wheels bounced into the air after being released from the rocket fighter after take-off.
This is same type of wheel and tire that was also used on Fw 190 A-7s through the Dora series. The size is 700 mm X 175 mm. The wheel was manufacture by the VDM propeller company.
Very rare. Overall excellent condition. Been in my collection since 1968. The wheel was manufactured by the VDM propeller company.
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