Military Factory logo

Focke-Wulf Ta 154 Moskito (Mosquito)

Nazi Germany (1944)
Picture of Focke-Wulf Ta 154 Moskito (Mosquito) Night Fighter Aircraft
Picture of Focke-Wulf Ta 154 Moskito (Mosquito) Night Fighter Aircraft Picture of Focke-Wulf Ta 154 Moskito (Mosquito) Night Fighter Aircraft
+ Images
This entry's gallery contains additional pictures. Click to View.

The Focke-Wulf Ta 154 Mokito might have played a more prominent role had production issues not derailed the project.


Detailing the development and operational history of the Focke-Wulf Ta 154 Moskito (Mosquito) Night Fighter Aircraft.  Entry last updated on 5/26/2016. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

The Ta 154 Moskito ("Mosquito") was another product of the Focke-Wulf aircraft design firm operating for the Third Reich. The design was classified as a night fighter and appeared most promising until a series of delays and losses to the first two production aircraft effectively canceled any other future orders. As such, the Ta 154 remained a study into the Luftwaffe aircraft of the "What Might Have Been" mold.

The Ta 154 was of a twin-engine design, fielded with Junkers Jumo 211F 12-cylinder inverted-Vee liquid-cooled engines driving three-blade propellers. The fuselage was of a most basic design with a single rudder element in the tail section. A basic landing gear assembly was used and the as much of the aircraft as possible was constructed of wood to counter the low supplies of valuable wartime metals. Crew accommodations amounted to two, a pilot and a radio-operator to his rear. Armament was impressive, with twin 30mm MK108 cannons and twin 20mm MG151 cannons mounted on either side of the fuselage. Additionally, the Ta 154 Moskito was fitted with a single 30mm cannon in the upper part of the fuselage and was of the MK108 variety.

The Ta 154 did achieve operational status albeit in a severely limited capacity, operating with at least two German air groups. Nevertheless, the system suffered from the drawbacks inherent in fighting a losing war. As such, the potential of the Ta 154 Moskito system would never be realized.


Picture of the Focke-Wulf Ta 154 Moskito (Mosquito) Night Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Ta 154 Moskito (Mosquito) Night Fighter Aircraft



Any available statistics for the Focke-Wulf Ta 154 Moskito (Mosquito) Night Fighter Aircraft are showcased in the areas immediately below. Categories include basic specifications covering country-of-origin, operational status, manufacture(s) and total quantitative production. Other qualities showcased are related to structural values (namely dimensions), installed power and standard day performance figures, installed or proposed armament and mission equipment (if any), global users (from A-to-Z) and series model variants (if any).






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.

Image of collection of graph types

Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 400mph
Lo: 200mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (395mph).

    Graph average of 300 miles-per-hour.
Aviation Era
Pie graph section
Pie graph section
Pie graph section
Pie graph section
Pie graph section
Useful in showcasing the era cross-over of particular aircraft/aerospace designs.
Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
9
9


  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

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


Altitude Visualization
Small airplane graphic
  Compare this entry against other aircraft using our Comparison Tool  
National Flag Graphic
Origin: Nazi Germany
Year: 1944
Type: Night Fighter Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Focke-Wulf - Germany
Production: 9
Global Operators:
Nazi Germany
Historical Commitments / Honors:

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 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 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
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.
Measurements and Weights icon
Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Focke-Wulf Ta 154 Moskito (Mosquito) model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
2


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
39.70 ft


Meters
12.1 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
52.49 ft


Meters
16 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
11.48 ft


Meters
3.5 m


Weight
LOADED


Pounds
18,188 lb


Kilograms
8,250 kg

Engine icon
Installed Power - Standard Day Performance:
2 x Junkers Jumo 211F 12-cylinder inverted-Vee liquid-cooled piston engines.

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
395 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
635 kph


Knots
343 kts


Performance
CEILING


Feet
34,449 ft


Meters
10,500 m


Miles
6.52 mi

Supported Weapon Systems:

Graphical image of an aircrat automatic cannon
Armament - Hardpoints (0):

2 x 30mm MK108 cannons (in fuselage sides)
2 x 20mm MG151 cannons (in fuselage sides)
1 x 30mm MK108 cannons (in upper rear fuselage)
Variants: Series Model Variants
• Ta 154 - Base Series Designation
• Ta 154-1 - Initial Production Model Designation; only 9 total production models completed.
• Ta 154A-O/U-1 - Night Fighter Prototype Designation; fitted with specialized radar equipment.