Messerschmitt P.1099

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Me P.1099
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Role Multirole fighter
Manufacturer Messerschmitt
Status Project terminated owing to end of war
Primary user Luftwaffe
Number built None completed
Developed from Messerschmitt Me 262
Developed into Messerschmitt P.1100

The Messerschmitt P.1099 was a two-seat prototype jet plane designed by Messerschmitt for the Luftwaffe before the end of the Second World War.

History[edit]

The design of the Me P.1099 was begun in the summer of 1943 and was intended as an improvement to the Messerschmitt Me 262. The Me P.1099 was planned in a way that could later be developed into high-speed bomber (Schnellbomber), reconnaissance plane, interceptor, night fighter and trainer versions.[1]

The Messerschmitt P.1099 was a 12 m long conventional-looking aircraft with a wingspan of 12.6 m. It had a wider fuselage than the Messerschmitt Me 262 and was equipped with a cockpit for two pilots located at the front end. The planned powerplant were two Junkers Jumo 004 turbojet engines, later eventually to be replaced by Heinkel HeS 011 turbojets in a further development with swept wings, the Messerschmitt P.1100.[2] None of the variants were built but this project was developed into the Messerschmitt P.1100 all-weather fighter project which in turn would lead to the single-seat, single-jet Messerschmitt P.1101 design for the Emergency Fighter Program in July 1944.[1]

Variants[edit]

The Messerschmitt P.1099 project had different versions of double-seat fighters which retained the tail and the wing design of the Me 262. All of the projected aircraft variants would be powered by two Junkers Jumo 004 turbojets.[3]

Fighter I[edit]

Jet-powered fighter (Jäger). It had three planned versions with different armaments: Version A with four MK 108 30 mm cannons, Version B with two MK 103 30 mm cannons and Version C with two MK 108 and two MK 103 cannons in the nose.[1]

Fighter II[edit]

Also known as Schwerjäger (Heavy Fighter), it was a heavily armed variant of which two versions were foreseen: Version A would be armed with a MK 108 cannon and a MK 112 55 mm cannon. The Version B was armed with a MK 114 50 mm cannon. The radio equipment would be a FuG 16, Peil G6, FuG 101 radio altimeter, FuBl 2 blind landing equipment, as well as the FuG 25a Erstling identification friend or foe transceiver.[4] There was also a night fighter version equipped with two upward-firing MK 108 cannons.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dieter Herwig & Heinz Rode, Geheimprojekte der Luftwaffe, Band I Jagdflugzeuge 1939-1945, Motorbuch-Verlag 2002, ISBN 3-613-02242-7
  2. ^ Messerschmitt Me P.1100/II
  3. ^ German WW2 Secret Projects - Vol. 3
  4. ^ Heinz J. Nowarra, Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933–1945, Vol. 3, Bernard & Graefe Verlag Koblenz 1993, ISBN 3-7637-5466-0., Page 245
  5. ^ Luft'46
This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

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