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Messerschmitt Me P.1092/2


Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter Proposal


Nazi Germany | 1945



"The Messerschmitt Me P.1092/2 was the second of a series of proposed fighter developments by the company centered on a single-seat, single-engine design."



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With the rise of the turbojet engine during World War 2 (1939-1945), German engineers found themselves on a quest to find suitable compact single-seat, single-engine high-altitude fighter designs to take advantage of the newfound performance. For Messerschmitt, one of the roads traveled led to the "P.1092A" project which was a series of related fighter studies intended to provide a solution. The initial drawing had slightly sweptback wing mainplanes, a short, retractable tricycle undercarriage, and concentrated its twin cannon armament at the nose. Several unique qualities included an underslung turbojet housing (at the fuselage belly line) and a "V-tail" plane arrangement. This version appeared in May of 1943.

The follow-on "P.1092.1" retained much of these qualities but began the process of streamlining to the point that the nose was better contoured and the fuselage grew deeper in appearance. Additionally, a more traditional single-finned tail unit was now employed (an arrangement not unlike the Me 262 fighter jet still to come).

The next step in the series became the "P.1092/2", the focus of this article. While the aircraft stayed true to its original arrangement, the fuselage grew ever-deeper and a raised spine was apparent behind the cockpit. The nose took on a more rounded shape and the armament of 2 x 30mm MK103 automatic cannons was broadened to include 2 x 15mm MG151/15 automatic cannons - the guns installed in mixed pairs to either side of the forward fuselage (two guns to a side). The undercarriage, while still of a tricycle arrangement, was brought closer to midships while the wing mainplanes, with outboard sections borrowed from the Me 262 fighter, had sweepback mainly at the leading edge. Thought was also given to an "extended wing" mainplane as well in which the tips were lengthened for improved long-range performance.

Power was to come from a single Junkers Jumo 004C turbojet engine offering up to 2,240lb of thrust, the unit slung under the fuselage and aspirated through an intake under the nose cone and exhausting from under the tail boom. Estimated performance specs included a maximum speed of nearly 580 miles-per-hour, a range out to 540 miles, and a ceiling of up to 36,750 feet. The centralized position of the powerful turbojet would have given the fighter an excellent rate-of-climb. With the proposed "extended wing" mainplane, the same design was judged to have been slightly slower (567mph) but range out farther (602 miles) and could operate at higher altitudes (39,700 feet) to meet enemy bomber formations head-on.

At any rate, the promising P.1092/2 was not selected for additional design/development work and went on to serve the company primarily in comparative analysis in future studies all the while providing its engineers with critical experience to boot.

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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Messerschmitt Me P.1092/2 Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter Proposal.
1 x Junkers Jumo 004C turbojet engine developing 2,240lb of thrust.
Propulsion
578 mph
930 kph | 502 kts
Max Speed
36,745 ft
11,200 m | 7 miles
Service Ceiling
541 miles
870 km | 470 nm
Operational Range
3,620 ft/min
1,103 m/min
Rate-of-Climb
City-to-City Ranges
Operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
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Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Messerschmitt Me P.1092/2 Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter Proposal.
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Crew
26.6 ft
8.10 m
O/A Length
25.4 ft
(7.75 m)
O/A Width
12.0 ft
(3.65 m)
O/A Height
5,787 lb
(2,625 kg)
Empty Weight
8,080 lb
(3,665 kg)
MTOW
Design Balance
The three qualities reflected below are altitude, speed, and range. The more full the box, the more balanced the design.
RANGE
ALT
SPEED
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Messerschmitt Me P.1092/2 Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter Proposal .
PROPOSED:
2 x 15mm MG151/15 automatic cannons in forward fuselage sides.
2 x 30mm MK103 automatic cannons in forward fuselage sides.
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Messerschmitt Me P.1092/2 family line.
P.1092/2 - Base Design Series Designation.
P.1092A - Base Project Designation; original design study of May 1943.
P.1092/1 - Follow-up design study with revised characteristics leading to the P.1092/2 offering.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Messerschmitt Me P.1092/2. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 0 Units

Contractor(s): Messerschmitt - Nazi Germany
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Relative Max Speed
Hi: 750mph
Lo: 375mph
Aircraft Max Listed Speed (578mph).

Graph Average of 563 MPH.
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MACH Regime (Sonic)
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ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
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