In 1950 Engineers of USA and West Germany started a combined project
to create brand new construction in order to gather air superiority.
Millions US dollars and year later, on winter of 1951 first two prototypes flew.
Report of US test pilot says of unacceptable in-flight instability, bad cockpit view and a failure in fuel system upon engaging afterburner which almost led to catastrophe and other problems of construction.
Month later USA team abandons project.
And they remained unaware of sabotage on test flight, leaving German quite good, modern construct
Such an experimental fuselage, of course, had a number of flaws, like ailerons reverse upon pulling up on low IAS, tailplane durability and not the best view from cockpit aswell as just technologically hard to build.
But german pilot report were still quite encouraging, pretty small wing load resulting in high maneuverability, decent in-flight stability, power/weight ratio and overall dynamics. So research of constructions capabilities was continued.
West Germany received 101 machines of this model from 1952 to 1954.
Standart plane controls VTOL Down - Flaps TRIM - TRIM Brakes - Main airbrake AG1 - Sight AG2 - Secondary airbrake AG3 - Navigation and cabin lights AG6 - Ejection seat AG7 - Drop AirToAir missiles AG8 - Master switch/ open canopy
Features working Cockpit
1. Altitude (m, when AG3 is on shows above ground altitude(lights))
3. Altenative altimeter works only with AG3 on ( 1 light= 1 km)
4. Heading (red= South, blue= North)
5. & 6. Speedometers (for IAS & TAS. Light blinks on going over safe IAS)
7. Fuel gauge
8. Engine temperature...
Stall appear on: ~160 km/h IAS
Cruise speed on 5000m : 1000km/h TAS (no payload)
Approx. Takeoff & Landing speed : 170 & 180 km/h IAS
A/B activates on 90% throttle
Tailplane loses structural integrity on ~ 900 km/h IAS
Guided missiles cant be launched over 6G stress
Cannon projectiles self-destruct on 1400 m
Flaps only Takeoff/Landing worthy and cant be open above ~300 km/h IAS
P.s. Brain.exe. is not responding
P.s.s. No thoughts, head is empty
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- Created On Windows
- Wingspan 39.0ft (11.9m)
- Length 40.1ft (12.2m)
- Height 17.4ft (5.3m)
- Empty Weight 16,810lbs (7,625kg)
- Loaded Weight 19,895lbs (9,024kg)
- Power/Weight Ratio 1.694
- Wing Loading 27.7lbs/ft2 (135.1kg/m2)
- Wing Area 719.2ft2 (66.8m2)
- Drag Points 1835
- Number of Parts 601
- Control Surfaces 2
- Performance Cost 2,342