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Focke-Wulf Fw Triebflügel

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Focke-Wulf Fw Triebflügel

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Manufacturer: Focke-Wulf
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Technical Data

Type: Project

Crew: 1 man
Length: 9.1 m
Rotor diameter: 11.5 m
Disc area
Height: m
Empty: kg
Loaded: 2,358 kg
Engine: 2 × Walter HWK 109-509A-1 liquid fuel bipropellant rocket engine producing up to 1,500 kg of thrust each, and 3 × Pabst ramjets
Maximum speed: 1,000 km/h
Range: km
Service ceiling: m
Armament:
2 × 30 mm Mk 103 cannons
2 × 20 mm MG 151/20 machine guns
Bomb load up to
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Operators: Luftwaffe
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History

The Focke-Wulf Fw Triebflügel was a German project for an aircraft designed in 1944, during the final phase of World War Two. It was a vertical take off and landing (VTOL) tail sitter interceptor design intended for local defence of strategically important factories or areas with no runways against the ever increasing allied bombing raids on Germany. The Triebflügel had only reached wind tunnel testing when the allied forces reached the production facilities. No complete prototype was built.

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Focke-Wulf Fw Triebflügel picture 1
Focke-Wulf Fw Triebflügel picture 2

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Sources

The Warplanes of the Third Reich.
ISBN-10: 0385057822

German Aircraft of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0370000242

Hitler's Luftwaffe.
ISBN-10: 051718771X

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