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Messerschmitt Me P.1110

Jet-Powered Single-Seat Fighter-Interceptor Proposal

Messerschmitt Me P.1110

Jet-Powered Single-Seat Fighter-Interceptor Proposal

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The Messerschmitt Me P.1110 jet-powered fighter-interceptor was designed during the late stages of World War 2 under the German Emergency Fighter Program initiative.
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ORIGIN: Nazi Germany
YEAR: 1945
STATUS: Cancelled
MANUFACTURER(S): Messerschmitt - Nazi Germany
PRODUCTION: 0
OPERATORS: Nazi Germany
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Messerschmitt Me P.1110 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 1
LENGTH: 30.68 feet (9.35 meters)
WIDTH: 26.90 feet (8.2 meters)
ENGINE: 1 x Heinkel HeS 011A turbojet engine developing 2,866 lb of thrust.
SPEED (MAX): 631 miles-per-hour (1015 kilometers-per-hour; 548 knots)




ARMAMENT



PROPOSED, STANDARD:
3 x 30mm MK 108 cannons in nose
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Me P.1110 - Base Series Designation
• Me P.1110/I - Initial offering with side-mounted intakes
• Me P.1110/II - Secondary offering with annular intake arrangement.
• Me P.1110 "Ente" ("Duck") - Highly revised for with forward-mounted nose cockpit, canard foreplants and aft mainplanes.


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Messerschmitt Me P.1110 Jet-Powered Single-Seat Fighter-Interceptor Proposal.  Entry last updated on 10/25/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The Emergency Fighter Program (EFP) was begun in July of 1944 by the German Luftwaffe to help produce efficient and effective fighters to combat the growing threat of enemy bombers wreaking havoc on German war-making infrastructure. This produced a myriad of "paper" airplanes, wind tunnel models, and mockups though very few of the designs would ever actually see the light of day before the end. Messerschmitt remained a key contributor to Luftwaffe interests throughout the war - having delivered its important Bf 109 piston-driven fighter before the war - though they were never to repeat success after the arrival of their famous Me 262 "Schwalbe" jet powered fighter.

The P.1110 was one of the company's many late wartime projects and a submission for consideration into the EFP. This aircraft was designed as a high-altitude interceptor with propulsion provided for by a single turbojet engine. It featured swept wing surfaces (the mainplanes low-mounted) and a well-streamlined fuselage with twin intake ducts aspirating the Heinkel HeS 011A powerplant of 2,866lb thrust within. The jet would exhaust through a single ring at the base of the tail unit. The tail unit would have carried a single tail fin with low-set horizontal planes.

By early 1945, the primary threat on German radars was becoming the new Boeing B-29 "Superfortress", the sleek successor to the famous B-17 "Flying Fortress" and capable of carrying a greater war load at higher altitudes and to far greater ranges. While the "People's Fighter", the Heinkel He 162 single-seat, single-engine jet fighter had already taken root in the Luftwaffe inventory, this design was already of an older generation of jets despite its advanced form and a new, all-modern interceptor solution was sought. The P.1110 joined other Messerschmitt designs in attempting to satisfy the new Luftwaffe requirement.

Messerschmitt engineers estimated maximum speed at approximately 630 miles per hour thanks to its sleek design, swept surfaces and contoured intakes (no other numbers were available). Dimensions were to include a length of 30.7 feet, a wingspan of 27 feet and a height of 8.8 feet. Projected armament was to be 3 x 30mm MK 108 series autocannons fitted to the nose for a hefty punch against the most stubborn of enemy bombers. The aircraft would require only a single pilot and this person set under a simplified two-piece canopy with little framing to obstruct all-around vision. Overall construction was to use as much wood as possible due to limitations in raw war materials - particularly metal. The undercarriage was an all-wheeled, retractable tricycle arrangement.

Despite the seemingly impressive nature of the design, the aircraft was not selected by German authorities for further work (this honor fell to the intriguing Junkers EF 128 pseudo-flying wing interceptor). During the design stage, Messerschmitt also developed its aircraft along several slightly different lines - the P.1110/II was to feature a unique "ring-shaped" intake design aft of the cockpit as well as a V-shaped tail arrangement while the Me P.1110 "Ente" ("Duck") was given something of a complete rewrite - its cockpit was moved forward to take up the entire nose and small wing foreplanes (canards) fitted ahead of standard mainplanes aft. None of these additional products was given much steam before the German surrender of 1945.




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MF Power Rating (BETA)
52
The MF Power Rating takes into account over sixty individual factors related to this aircraft entry. The rating is out of 100 total possible points.
Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 750mph
Lo: 375mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (631mph).

    Graph average of 562.5 miles-per-hour.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
Supported Arsenal
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