Junkers EF 126

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Junkers EF 126 Elli
Junker EF 126 sketch.jpg
Junker EF 126 sketch
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Junkers
First flight May 21, 1946 (unpowered prototype)
Status cancelled
Number built 1
Unit cost
30,000 Marks
Developed into Junkers EF 127

The Junkers EF 126 was an experimental fighter proposed by the German Miniaturjägerprogramm of 1944-1945, for a cheap and simple fighter powered by a pulse jet engine. No examples were built during the war, but the Soviet Union completed a single unpowered prototype, which crashed during testing.

The design of the Ju EF 126 was developed into the Junkers EF 127, a rocket-powered version.

Variants[edit]

EF126 V-1

First prototype, towed into the air by a captured Junkers Ju 88G-6 in the post war period. Later, it crashed.

EF 126V-2

Second prototype, also constructed but never completed.

EF 126V-3/V-5

Complete prototype with Argus pulse jet.

EF 126V-4

Completed and tested in 1947, with a running engine.

Specifications (Ju EF 126)[edit]

Data from German Aircraft of the Second World War [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 8.46 m (27 ft 9 in)
  • Wingspan: 6.65 m (21 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 8.9 m2 (96 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,100 kg (2,425 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,800 kg (6,173 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 1100kg
  • Powerplant: 1 × Argus 109-044 Pulse jet, 4.9 kN (1,100 lbf) thrust

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 780 km/h (485 mph; 421 kn)
  • Range: 350 km (217 mi; 189 nmi) 60% power
  • Endurance: 45 min
  • Rate of climb: 480 m/s (94,000 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 159 kg/m2 (32.6 lb/sq ft)
  • Endurance: 23 mins (100% speed)

Armament

See also[edit]

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith and Kay 1972, pp. 616–617.
  • Smith, J.R.; Kay, Antony L. (1972). German Aircraft of the Second World War. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-85177-836-4.

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