Horten Brothers - Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany (cancelled)
Ability to intercept inbound aerial threats by way of high-performance, typically speed and rate-of-climb.
Aircraft developed for the role of prototyping, technology demonstration, or research / data collection.
Utilizes two or more types of propulsion systems to achieve desired performance / flight actions.
Mainplanes, or leading edges, features swept-back lines for enhanced high-speed performance and handling.
Can accelerate to higher speeds than average aircraft of its time.
Can reach and operate at higher altitudes than average aircraft of its time.
PILOT / CREW EJECTION SYSTEM
Assisted process of allowing its pilot and / or crew to eject in the event of an airborne emergency.
Supports pressurization required at higher operating altitudes for crew survival.
Features partially- or wholly-enclosed crew workspaces.
Features retracting / retractable undercarriage to preserve aerodynamic efficiency.
Maximum Take-Off Weight
monoplane / low-mounted / swept-back
Design utilizes a single primary wing mainplane; this represents the most popular modern mainplane arrangement.
Mainplanes are low-mounted along the sides of the fuselage.
The planform features wing sweep back along the leading edges of the mainplane, promoting higher operating speeds.
1 x BMW 003R turbojet engine developing between 1,760lb and 2,420lb of thrust; 1 x Walter HWK 509 liquid-fueled rocket booster developing 2,750lb of thrust.
(1,800 kph | 972 knots)
(1,170 kph | 632 knots)
(+630 kph | 340 knots)
(9,145 m | 6 miles)
MACH Regime (Sonic)
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
2 x 20mm MG 213 internal automatic cannons in the nose.