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Heinkel P.1079B

Single-Seat, All-Wather Heavy Fighter Proposal

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Overview



The Heinkel P.1079B single-seat, all-weather fighter was the second of five designs all falling under the P.1079 project designation.
History



Detailing the development and operational history of the Heinkel P.1079B Single-Seat, All-Wather Heavy Fighter Proposal.  Entry last updated on 8/8/2019. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
Drawn up as a possible all-weather and night-fighter, the P.1079B was the natural progression of a line of design studies undertaken by Heinkel engineers during the latter World War 2 (1939-1945) period that began with the P.1079A (detailed elsewhere on this site) of early-1945. In its original form, the aircraft carried a two-person crew (seated in tandem, back-to-back) and the aircraft sported large, swept-back wing mainplanes along with a "V-tail" plane arrangement. A side-by-side twin engine configuration would power the machine.

In the "P.1079B" revision, the aircraft was modified extensively by becoming a near-flying-wing design. The larger surface area of the delta-wing arrangement meant that no horizontal tailplanes were needed. The V-tail was given up in favor of a more traditional single fin. Furthermore, the wing mainplanes, sweptback at 45-degree angles, were now cranked to become "gull-wing" in form, giving the possible fighter a futuristic appearance. Again a twin turbojet engine configuration would be used for propulsion and a tricycle undercarriage for ground-running. The crew was reduced to a single person in this new design approach and his position was set under a lightly-framed cockpit near the nose of the aircraft. Each engine was aspirated through a circular intake located at each wing root and would be exhausted near the wing trailing edges, ahead of the tail unit. Structural measurements included a running length of 29.6 feet and a wingspan of 42.8 feet.

Power would come from 2 x Heinkel Hirth HeS 011 turbojet engines providing for an estimated maximum speed of 630 miles-per-hour.

In any event, the P.1079B was not progressed any further than paper drawings and may have been a product of the early post-war period following the capitulation of Germany in May 1945.

A subsequent P.1079B design, the so-called "P.1079C", took on many of the same qualities listed above and added heavier sweep to the mainplanes, deleted the vertical tail fin altogether, and reverted to a crew of two (in tandem, back-to-back). The same armament was retained as was the twin turbojet layout.




Specifications

YEAR: 1946
STATUS: Cancelled
MANUFACTURER(S): Heinkel - Nazi Germany
PRODUCTION: 0
CREW: 1
LENGTH: 29.53 ft (9 m)
WIDTH: 42.65 ft (13 m)
HEIGHT: 13.12 ft (4 m)
EMPTY WEIGHT: 11,023 lb (5,000 kg)
MTOW: 22,046 lb (10,000 kg)
POWER: 2 x Heinkel HeS 011 turbojet engines developing 2,866lb of thrust each.
SPEED: 575 mph (925 kph; 499 kts)
CEILING: 32,808 feet (10,000 m; 6.21 miles)
RANGE: 1,647 miles (2,650 km; 1,431 nm)
OPERATORS: Nazi Germany (abandoned)
Armament



PROPOSED:
4 x 30mm MK108 automatic cannons in nose section (two guns per fuselage side).
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Variants / Models



• P.1079B - Base Project Designation.








Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed
Hi: 750mph
Lo: 375mph
This entry's maximum listed speed (575mph).

Graph average of 562.5 miles-per-hour.
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Unit Production (0)
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.


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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
Commitments / Honors
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Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
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Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
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Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
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Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur War
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