The Ultimate Piston Fighters of the Luftwaffe

The Ultimate Piston Fighters of the Luftwaffe

by Justo Miranda

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The Ultimate Piston Fighters of the Luftwaffe by Justo Miranda

The development of aviation engines in Germany was revolutionary during closing stages of the War. In 1945, the Daimler Benz, Jumo and BMW engines in service, equipped with power boosting systems, generated 2,000 hp. There were prototypes that could generate 3,000 hp and BMW/ Argus projects could reach 4,000 hp. To benefit from their extreme performances, Blohm und Voss, Daimler Benz, Dornier, Focke Wulf,Heinkel, Henschel, Messerschmitt and Skoda designed an impressive series of fighters that never left the drawing board. The reason was the decision taken by the Oberkommando der Luftwaffe to mass-manufacture the iconic and revolutionary Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter. This lost generation of projects were quickly forgotten and after years of research have been recovered and presented in this book. Profusely illustrated with technical drawings and fascinating data and information on the Luftwaffe's most radical fighter projects, Justo Miranda chronicles these revolutionary designs that might have changed the course of the war. A fascinating book for the military historian, modelers and those interested in aviation, this shows how advanced German scientists were towards the end of the Second World War and how the beloved Spitfire and Mustang would have been instantly superseded by radical Nazi fighters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781552490
Publisher: Fonthill Media
Publication date: 02/19/2015
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Born with the B-52, this tech drawer and Spanish Air Force Museum advisor uses advanced drawing methods to rebuild historical aircraft, starting from original parts. Historian specialized in German Secret Weapons; he usually works in the twilight zone between rational engineering and Nazi esotericism, without letting himself being dragged by the dark side of the force. His research has helped to deconstruct several myths on the flying saucers and the Hitler A bomb. Justo has published six books and thirty monographs on aeronautical subjects. He lives in Madrid with his wife Paula, journalist at Reuters and co-author of his works.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 Blohm und Voss BV 155 Karawanken 15

Messerschmitt Me 155 B 18

Messerschmitt Me 155 B-1 18

Messerschmitt Me P1091 (Stage II) 19

Messerschmitt Me P1091a (Stage III) 19

Blohm und Voss BV 155 A 20

Blohm und Voss BV 155 B-1 20

Blohm und Voss BV 155 C-1 21

2 Blohm und Voss P.205 39

3 Blohm und Voss P.177 47

4 Blohm und Voss P.179 49

5 Blohm und Voss P. 192 51

6 Blohm und Voss P. 193 54

7 Blohm und Voss P. 194 57

P.194.00.101 57

P.194.00.110 58

P.194.01.02 58

P.194.02.01 59

P.194.03.01 59

8 Blohm und Voss P.204 64

Bv246 Hagelkorn 65

9 Blohm und Voss P.207 68

10 Blohm und Voss P.208 71

11 Blohm und Voss BV 237 79

12 Daimler Benz Hochleistungsflugzeug mit DB-609 83

13 Daimler Benz Jäger mit DB 613 86

14 Dornier P.238 89

15 Dornier P.247 94

16 Dornier P.252/I 98

17 Dornier P.252/2 and P.252/3 103

P.252/2 104

P.252/3 105

18 Focke Wulf Höhenjäger 111

Höhenjäger-1 111

Höhenjäger-2 112

19 Focke Wulf Ta 152 mit Jumo 222 120

20 Focke Wulf FW 190 mit Jumo 222 122

Focke Wulf jäger mit DB 609 125

21 FW 190 Wb-1 128

22 Focke Wulf Jäger mit Jumo 222 C/D 130

23 Focke Wulf Jäger mit BMW 802 134

BMW P.8011 134

Focke Wulf Single Seater with BMW 802 135

24 Focke Wulf Jäger mit BMW 803 A 140

25 Focke Wulf P.0310.025-1006 146

26 Focke Wulf Hochleistungsjäger 149

P.222.01/018 149

P.603 No.1 150

Fw 0310.035-512 150

27 Focke Wulf Projekt 0310251 158

Fw 0310251-13 159

Fw 0310251-22 159

Fw 0310251-123 159

28 Heinkel He P.1076 164

He P.1076/I 166

He P.1076/II 166

He P.1076/III 166

29 Henschel P.75 172

30 Henschel P. 130 172

31 Lippisch 8-334 (Me-334) 179

32 Skoda-Kauba V5 184

Skoda-Kuba V5 184

P.603 185

33 Ejector Seats 188

34 Bordwaffen 191

35 Gustloff HF 15 Hohe Feurfolge 196

36 Vertikalbordwaffen 199

25 mm Harfe 199

Sondergerät SG 116 Zellendusche 199

Sondergerät SG 500 Jagdfaust 200

Sondergerät SG 117 Rohrblock 108 200

37 Rheinmetall-Borsig Sondergerät SG 113a Förstersonde 211

38 Spin-Stabilised Rockets 214

Krebs-Gerät 215

39 Fin-Stabilised Rockers (Air-to-Air) 220

R100 M Minenkopf/Minengeschoss 220

R100 BS/I Brandsplitter 220

R100 BS-KLW Brandsplitter-Klappleitwerk 220

R100 BS/II 220

R100 MS Minensplitter-Minen Schrapnelrakete 220

R4M/E4HL/Schlange 221

40 Fin-Stabilised Rockets (Anti-Tank) 229

41 Blohm und Voss BV246 B Hägelkorn 242

42 Gotha P.56 & 57 244

43 Hs 298 Luftkampfrakete 246

44 Ruhrstahl 8-344 (X-4) Jägerrakete 249

Index 252

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