Focke-Wulf Super Lorin

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Focke-Wulf Super Lorin
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Focke-Wulf Super Lorin model
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Focke-Wulf
Status Terminated by end of war
Primary user Luftwaffe
Number built None completed
Developed from Focke-Wulf Ta 183

The Focke-Wulf Super Lorin was a German jet interceptor project. Designed towards the end of World War II by engineer Heinz von Halen, the project remained unbuilt before the surrender of Nazi Germany.[1] The Focke-Wulf Super Lorin remained only a factory design exercise, and never received an RLM airframe number.

Development[edit]

Not much is known about this project except that it was developed at the same time as the Focke-Wulf Ta 283. It was based on the Focke-Wulf Ta 183, with the same low swept wings at 45°, mounted on the mid-fuselage.

The aircraft would have a wingspan of 7.6 m and a length of 11.6 m. Power was to be provided by a rocket engine for takeoff and two Lorin ramjets located on the tips of the sharply-swept tailplane, which would be used for cruising. Armament was to have been two 30 mm (1.18 in) MK 108 cannon.[2]

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ernst Heinrich Hirschel, Horst Prem, Gero Madelung et al. Aeronautical Research in Germany: From Lilienthal Until Today, Volume 147
  2. ^ Luft'46 - Focke-Wulf Super Lorin

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