×
Military Pay Scale Military Ranks Aircraft / Aviation Vehicles & Artillery Infantry Arms Warships & Submarines
HOME
AVIATION / AEROSPACE
MODERN AIR FORCES
COUNTRIES
MANUFACTURERS
COMPARE
BY CONFLICT
BY TYPE
BY DECADE
SECRET WEAPONS OF THE LUFTWAFFE
WORLD WAR 2
X-PLANE

Heinkel He P.1076


High-Altitude Fighter Aircraft Concept


Aviation / Aerospace

1 / 1
Image copyright www.MilitaryFactory.com; No Reproduction Permitted.

The Heinkel P.1076 was to feature a supercharged engine driving contra-rotating propellers with a pressurized cockpit for the single crewman.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 11/6/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
Before the end of 1944, the German Air Ministry put forth a new proposal centered on a high-performance, high-altitude aircraft capable of meeting Allied bombers on their own terms. The Allied day and night bombing campaigns had wreaked havoc on German infrastructure and war-making capabilities that an interception solution was desperately needed - particularly if the highly-advanced Boeing B-29 "Superfortress" strategic heavy bomber was to eventually make its way to Europe. This led to several of the German concerns attempting to remedy the situation and stave off the nation's total capitulation.

For the Heinkel concern, best known for its He 111 medium bomber, engineers revisited the company's high-speed "He 100" fighter design (detailed elsewhere on this site) which was proposed against an earlier (mid-1930s) Luftwaffe requirement eventually filled by the excellent Messerschmitt Bf 109. Back in March of 1939, the same He 100 managed a then-record air speed of 463.9 miles-per-hour. The new Air Ministry requirement seemed to be in line with what a more advanced version of the He 100 could offer so company engineers went to work on a revised design.

The resulting fighter was given a very streamlined fuselage from nose-to-tail. At the nose was housed the supercharged inline piston engine - of which three different installs were eventually considered. An air scoop for the system was offset to the port side of the forward fuselage. The engine would drive a pair of three-bladed propeller units in tractor arrangement. The cockpit, with its teardrop style canopy offering excellent vision, was positioned over midships and the tail was of conventional triple-plane arrangement. Ground-running was accomplished through a narrow-track, "tail-dragger" undercarriage configuration, the main legs retracting away from centerline and under the wings (as in the Bf 109). The mainplane members were of particular note: slightly swept forwards (8-degrees) with greater sweep at the trailing edge. The wing tips were slightly rounded.

Proposed armament centered on a single 30mm MK 103 automatic cannon buried in the engine mounting, firing through the propeller hub (again, as in the Bf 109). In addition to this, the fighter would have been equipped with 2 x 30mm MK 108 automatic cannons at the wings (one gun to a wing). Total firepower from a single burst would have been enough to down the bombers being fielded by the British and the Americans.

Ultimately, the three powerplants in play became the Daimler Benz DB603M twin supercharged engine rated up to 2,100 horsepower (with injection) and the similarly rated Junkers Jumo 213E with its two-stage, three-speed supercharger. The final entry was the Daimler Benz DB603N with two-stage, twin supercharger with advanced cooling, this rated up to 2,750 horsepower at take-off.

As penciled out, the aircraft - known as "P.1076" - was given a running length of 31.5 feet, a wingspan of 36 feet, and a height of 9.5 feet. Weights (depending on engine fit) ranged from 7,100lb empty to 11,530lb fully loaded.

Estimated performance specifications included a maximum speed of 545 miles-per-hour with a range out to 830 miles and service ceiling of 47,500 feet (the latter quality requiring cockpit pressurization). All told, this would have made the P.1076 one of the fastest prop-driven fighters in the whole of the war.

At any event, the P.1076 never materialized into a physical, flyable specimen. The requirement was partially fulfilled by the advanced form of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, the "Ta 152" (of which only 69 were produced before war's end). Detailed drawings of the P.1076 are said to have been completed for the United States by Siegfried Gunter (1899-1969), representing one-half of the talented and pioneering Gunter Brothers aeronautics team and the father of "Thrust Modulation Theory".


Specifications



Year:
1945
Status
Cancelled
Crew
1
Production
0 Units
Heinkel - Nazi Germany
National flag of Germany National flag of Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (abandoned)
- Fighter
- Interception
- X-Plane / Developmental
Length:
31.50 ft (9.6 m)
Width:
36.09 ft (11 m)
Height:
9.51 ft (2.9 m)
Empty Weight:
7,165 lb (3,250 kg)
MTOW:
9,921 lb (4,500 kg)
(Diff: +2,756lb)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the Heinkel He P.1076 production model)
VARIABLE: 1 x Daimler-Benz DB603M twin-supercharged engine of 2,100 horsepower OR 1 x Junkers Jumo 213E supercharged engine of 2,100 horsepower OR 1 x Daimler-Benz DB603N supercharged engine of 2,750 horsepower driving 2 x Three-bladed propeller units in contra-rotating fashion at the nose.
Max Speed:
547 mph (880 kph; 475 kts)
Service Ceiling:
155,840 feet (47,500 m; 29.52 miles)
Max Range:
833 miles (1,340 km; 724 nm)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the Heinkel He P.1076 production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
PROPOSED:
1 x 30mm MK 103 automatic cannon firing through the propeller hub.
2 x 30mm MK 108 automatic cannons in the wings (one gun to a wing member).
(Showcased armament details pertain to the Heinkel He P.1076 production model)
P.1076 - Base Project Designation.
Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for pioneering aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
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
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
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
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur War
Military lapel ribbon for experimental x-plane aircraft
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies


2021 Military Pay Scale Army Ranks Navy Ranks Air Force Ranks Alphabet Code DoD Dictionary

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com.

Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world and WDMMA.org, the World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft.


Facebook Logo YouTube Logo

www.MilitaryFactory.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2003-