Focke-Wulf Project II
|Status||Abandoned design study|
Owing to manufacturing difficulties envisaged with other all-new jet fighter developments, Focke-Wulf's second design was nothing more than a development of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, but powered with a jet engine, positioned on a redesigned fuselage. This engine, a Jumo 004, was to be housed beneath the nose. A conventional undercarriage was used. The low position of the jet intake raised the likelihood of foreign bodies being sucked up and in any case, the engine would burn the runway. This design development ceased in March 1943.
Specifications (as designed)
- Crew: one pilot
- Length: 9.85 m (32 ft 4 in)
- Wingspan: 9.70 m (31 ft 10 in)
- Wing area: 15.0 m2 (161 ft2)
- Empty weight: 2,410 kg (5,313 lb)
- Gross weight: 3,350 kg (7,385 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Junkers Jumo 004B, 8.7 kN (1,962 lbf) thrust
- Maximum speed: 825 km/h (515 mph)
- Range: 640 km (397 miles)
- Service ceiling: 12,400 m (40,600 ft)
- Rate of climb: 20 m/s (4,000 ft/min)
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
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