Focke-Wulf Ta 254

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Ta 254
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Focke-Wulf
Designer Kurt Tank
Status Cancelled

The Focke-Wulf Ta 254 was a proposed German development of the Ta 154 fighter to be produced by Focke-Wulf.[1]

Development[edit]

The Ta 254 would have been a high-wing monoplane with a retractable tricycle landing gear.[1] It was to have been powered by either two Daimler-Benz DB603E, Daimler-Benz DB 603L or Jumo 213Es piston engines.[1] The main difference from the Ta 154 was to have been long-span wings and it was intended to produce both day and night fighter variants.[1]

Specifications (Proposed with Jumo 213E)[edit]

Data from Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Wing area: 42 m2 (450 sq ft)
  • Gross weight: 11,490 kg (25,331 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Junkers Jumo 213E inverted V-12 liquid-cooled piston engines, 1,300 kW (1,750 hp) each with a three-speed two-stage intercooled supercharger, 2,050 hp (1,530 kW) with MW 50 boost

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 736 km/h (457 mph; 397 kn) at 10,520 m (34,510 ft) with MW50 Methanol-Water boost

Armament

  • Standard Night Fighter
2 × fuselage-mounted 30 mm (1.181 in) MK 108 cannon, Schräge Musik
2 × forward-facing 20 mm (0.787 in) MG 151 cannon
2 × forward-facing 30 mm (1.181 in) MK 108 cannon
  • Alternative Night Fighter
6 × forward-facing 30 mm (1.181 in) MK 108 cannon
2 × fuselage-mounted 30 mm (1.181 in) MK 108 cannon, Schräge Musik
  • Day Fighter
2 × forward-facing 20 mm (0.787 in) MG 151 cannon
2 × forward-facing 30 mm (1.181 in) MK 103 cannon

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e Bridgman 1988, p. 166
Bibliography
  • Bridgman, Leonard (1988). Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II. New York: Crescent Books. ISBN 0-517-67964-7.