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Heinkel Lerche

29.3k IStoleYourMeme  3 months ago

Takeoff/Landing Procedure:
Use AG 1 to activate the gyro.
Cut throttle and slow down to under 200 mph.
The Lerche should be straight up in the air. As it begins to stall, bring the throttle back up.
Carefully adjust throttle and your position as necessary while you descend. At this point it kind of controls like a helicopter.
Recommend touching the ground at less than 20 mph to avoid damage.
When you do touch the ground, immediately bring throttle to zero.
Takeoff does not require anything special but using the gyro will give you more control.

Additional notes:
There is an extra camera I will call "Cockpit - Landing". It is pretty self-explanatory.
Let me know if you can land it! It's not difficult, just takes some getting used to.

The Heinkel Lerche (English: Lark) was the name of a set of project studies made by German aircraft designer Heinkel in 1944 and 1945 for a revolutionary VTOL fighter and ground-attack aircraft. The Lerche was an early coleopter design. It would take off and land sitting on its tail, flying horizontally like a conventional aircraft. The pilot would lie prone in the nose. Most remarkably, it would be powered by two contra-rotating propellers which were contained in a donut-shaped, nine-sided annular wing. The remarkably futuristic design was developed starting 1944 and concluding in March 1945. The aerodynamic principles of an annular wing were basically sound, but the proposal was faced with a whole host of unsolved manufacture and control problems which would have made the project highly impractical, even without the material shortages of late-war Nazi Germany.


General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 14.0ft (4.3m)
  • Length 13.7ft (4.2m)
  • Height 30.6ft (9.3m)
  • Empty Weight 8,517lbs (3,863kg)
  • Loaded Weight 9,936lbs (4,507kg)


  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.241
  • Wing Loading 28.8lbs/ft2 (140.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 345.1ft2 (32.1m2)
  • Drag Points 2349


  • Number of Parts 125
  • Control Surfaces 6
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    38.0k Awsomur

    No one has told me your thoughts on the matter, but I appreciate hearing them.
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    38.0k Awsomur

    Pretty cool!

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    38.0k Awsomur

    Who’s the guy in your Gravatar?

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    All hail the Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-grandfather of the F-35B!

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    14.3k ChiyomiAnzai

    "Hallo? mr. Hitler?"
    faint mumbling
    "Yes yes sis is Hans at Heinkel"

    "we have a new idea for a fighter plane"
    faint mumbling
    "What do you mean "make it"?"
    faint screaming
    faint mumbling
    "don't you want to see the plans first fuher?"
    faint mumbling
    "No? Ah ok"

    hangs up phone

    Turns to Ernst

    "we gottem"

    (honestly hoping this doesn't get deleted)

    +5 3 months ago
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    4,209 Shnippy

    When German plane designers get bored.

    +4 3 months ago