The Lippisch P.13 was a 1942 design for a high-speed bomber aircraft by Josef Hubert. Of highly unconventional configuration, it was a tail-less, swept-wing design with an engine and propeller mounted at both the front and rear of the aircraft. A large ventral fin gave it an almost cruciform cross-section.
At the time of the P.13's design, Hubert was working in Dr Alexander Lippisch's department at Messerschmitt; when Lippisch left the firm in April 1943, the department was dissolved and its designs (including the P.13) were abandoned.
Specifications (P.13, as designed)
- Crew: one, pilot
- Length: 9.40 m (30 ft 10 in)
- Wingspan: 12.80 m (42 ft 0 in)
- Height: 5.10 m (16 ft 9 in)
- 1 × bomb
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Johnson, Dan. "Lippisch Li P.13 - November 1942 Design." Luft '46. Retrieved April 3, 2005.
- Nowarra, Heniz J. (1983). Die deutsche Luftrüstung 1933–1945. Bonn: Bernard & Graefe Verlag. ISBN 3-8289-5315-8
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