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Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (1939-1945)

With the German Air Force losing its initiative in World War 2, all manner of aircraft designs were in play by the end of the conflict.

Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (1939-1945)

With the German Air Force losing its initiative in World War 2, all manner of aircraft designs were in play by the end of the conflict.

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There are a total of 102 Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. This listing attempts to include all manner of special Luftwaffe aircraft projects related to the World War 2 period covering operational, conceptual, and development types. Designs that may have become available in 1946 are part of this showcase - should the war have been prolonged.

Because so many of these Luftwaffe designs were merely conceptual projects or one-off prototypes, illustrations are used to detail their overall look. Where possible, actual historical photographs are featured. Also consider Aircraft of the Emergency Fighter Program of 1944-1945.






#1
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arado Ar 234 (Blitz)
Arado Ar 234 (Blitz)
Jet-Powered Fast Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
#2
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arado Ar E.340
Arado Ar E.340
Medium Bomber Concept Aircraft
#3
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arado Ar E.381 (Kleinstjager)
Arado Ar E.381 (Kleinstjager)
Rocket-Powered Parasite Fighter / Interceptor Proposal
#4
1936
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arado Ar E.500
Arado Ar E.500
Heavy Fighter Proposal
#5
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arado Ar E.530
Arado Ar E.530
High-Speed Bomber Proposal
ADVERTISEMENTS
#6
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arado Ar E.555
Arado Ar E.555
Long-Range / High-Speed Jet-Powered Bomber
#7
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arado Ar E.560
Arado Ar E.560
Medium-Range Tactical Bomber Aircraft
#8
1937
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arado Ar E.561
Arado Ar E.561
Heavy Fighter Concept Aircraft
#9
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arado Ar E.580
Arado Ar E.580
Single-Seat Jet Fighter Proposal
#10
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arado Ar E.581.4
Arado Ar E.581.4
Proposed Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter
#11
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arado Ar E.654 (Kampfzerstorer / Skorpion)
Arado Ar E.654 (Kampfzerstorer / Skorpion)
Heavy Fighter / Bomber Destroyer Aircraft
#12
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arado Ar Projekt II
Arado Ar Projekt II
Nightfighter / All-Weather Fighter Proposal
#13
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arado Ar TEW 16/43-13
Arado Ar TEW 16/43-13
Rocket-Powered Interceptor Aircraft
#14
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arado Ar TEW 16/43-15
Arado Ar TEW 16/43-15
Interceptor / Fighter Aircraft
#15
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arado Ar TEW 16/43-19
Arado Ar TEW 16/43-19
Multi-Role Aircraft Proposal
#16
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arado Ar TEW 16/43-23
Arado Ar TEW 16/43-23
Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft Proposal
#17
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arado NJ-1 Nacht Jager (Night Hunter)
Arado NJ-1 Nacht Jager (Night Hunter)
Jet-Powered Night Fighter / Night Bomber
#18
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bachem Ba 349 Natter (Adder / Viper)
Bachem Ba 349 Natter (Adder / Viper)
Vertically-Launched, Rocket-Powered Interceptor
#19
1938
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv 141
Blohm and Voss Bv 141
Tactical Reconnaissance Aircraft
#20
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv 155
Blohm and Voss Bv 155
High-Altitude Day Interceptor Prototype
#21
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv 40
Blohm and Voss Bv 40
Fighter-Glider / Interceptor Aircraft
#22
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv Ae 607
Blohm and Voss Bv Ae 607
Flying Wing Fighter Design Study
#23
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.111
Blohm and Voss Bv P.111
Asymmetric Maritime Patrol / Long-Range Reconnaissance Aircraft Proposal
#24
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.163
Blohm and Voss Bv P.163
Asymmetric Bomber Aircraft Proposal
#25
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.170
Blohm and Voss Bv P.170
Three-Engine Bomber Proposal
#26
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.188
Blohm and Voss Bv P.188
Jet-Powered Heavy Bomber Proposal
#27
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.192
Blohm and Voss Bv P.192
Dive Bomber Aircraft
#28
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.194
Blohm and Voss Bv P.194
Ground Attack / Tactical Bomber Proposal
#29
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.196
Blohm and Voss Bv P.196
Jet-Powered Ground-Attack / Ground-Support Aircraft Proposal
#30
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.207
Blohm and Voss Bv P.207
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter Proposal
#31
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.208
Blohm and Voss Bv P.208
Concept Fighter Aircraft
#32
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.209.02
Blohm and Voss Bv P.209.02
Jet-Powered Single-Seat Fighter Proposal
#33
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.212
Blohm and Voss Bv P.212
High-Altitude Jet Fighter Concept
#34
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.213 (Miniatur-Jager)
Blohm and Voss Bv P.213 (Miniatur-Jager)
Lightweight Single-Seat Point Defense Interceptor Proposal
#35
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the BMW Strahlbomber I / P.1
BMW Strahlbomber I / P.1
Jet-Powered Heavy Bomber Concept
#36
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Dornier Do 214 (P.192)
Dornier Do 214 (P.192)
Long-Range Flying Boat / Transport Aircraft Proposal
#37
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Dornier Do 335 Pfeil (Arrow)
Dornier Do 335 Pfeil (Arrow)
Single-Seat, Twin-Engine Fighter-Bomber / Heavy Fighter Aircraft
#38
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Dornier Do 635 (Zwilling) / (He 635 / Ju 635)
Dornier Do 635 (Zwilling) / (He 635 / Ju 635)
Long-Range Reconnaissance Aircraft Proposal
#39
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Dornier Do P.254 (Do 535 / He 535)
Dornier Do P.254 (Do 535 / He 535)
Mixed-Propulsion Heavy Fighter Aircraft Proposal
#40
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Dornier Do P.256 (Project 256)
Dornier Do P.256 (Project 256)
Night-Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft Proposal
#41
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Fieseler Fi 103R (Reichenberg)
Fieseler Fi 103R (Reichenberg)
Pilot-Guided Suicide Fighter
#42
1939
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Flettner Fl 265
Flettner Fl 265
Experimental Helicopter
#43
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri (Hummingbird)
Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri (Hummingbird)
Single-Seat Scout Helicopter
#44
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Dragon)
Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Dragon)
Transport Helicopter
#45
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Focke-Achgelis Fa 269
Focke-Achgelis Fa 269
VTOL / Tiltrotor Fighter Concept
#46
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Fw 191
Focke-Wulf Fw 191
Medium Bomber Aircraft
#47
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Fw 3x1000C
Focke-Wulf Fw 3x1000C
Jet-Powered Medium Fast Bomber Concept
#48
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Fw P.VII (Flitzer)
Focke-Wulf Fw P.VII (Flitzer)
Jet-and-Rocket-Powered Fighter Proposal
#49
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Projekt II
Focke-Wulf Projekt II
Jet-Powered Fighter Proposal
#50
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Projekt Kamikaze Carrier
Focke-Wulf Projekt Kamikaze Carrier
Parasite Fighter Mothership Proposal
#51
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Super Lorin
Focke-Wulf Super Lorin
Rocket- / Ramjet-Powered Fighter-Interceptor Aircraft Concept
#52
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Ta 183 (Huckebein)
Focke-Wulf Ta 183 (Huckebein)
Jet-Powered Single-Seat Fighter / Interceptor
#53
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Ta 283
Focke-Wulf Ta 283
Fighter-Interceptor Aircraft Proposal
#54
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Ta 400 (Amerika Bomber)
Focke-Wulf Ta 400 (Amerika Bomber)
Long Range Strategic Heavy Bomber
#55
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Volksjager (I/II)
Focke-Wulf Volksjager (I/II)
Single-Seat, High-Speed Interceptor Aircraft Project
#56
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Gotha Go P.60A/B
Gotha Go P.60A/B
Day Fighter / Interceptor Flying Wing Aircraft
#57
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Gotha Go P.60C
Gotha Go P.60C
All-Weather / Nightfighter Aircraft
#58
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heinkel He 111Z (Zwilling)
Heinkel He 111Z (Zwilling)
Utility Transport Aircraft
#59
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heinkel He 162 Volksjager (Peoples Fighter)
Heinkel He 162 Volksjager (Peoples Fighter)
Jet-Powered Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
#60
1939
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heinkel He 176
Heinkel He 176
Rocket-Powered Demonstrator
#61
1939
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heinkel He 178
Heinkel He 178
Jet-Powered Technology Demonstrator Aircraft
#62
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heinkel He 277 (Amerika Bomber)
Heinkel He 277 (Amerika Bomber)
Four-Engine Heavy Bomber Aircraft Project
#63
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heinkel He 280
Heinkel He 280
Single-Seat, Twin-Engine Jet-Powered Fighter Prototype Aircraft
#64
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heinkel He 343 (Strahlbomber / Strabo 16)
Heinkel He 343 (Strahlbomber / Strabo 16)
Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
#65
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heinkel He P.1077 (Julia)
Heinkel He P.1077 (Julia)
Rocket-Powered Interceptor Aircraft Proposal
#66
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heinkel He P.1078B
Heinkel He P.1078B
Jet-Powered Tailless Fighter / Interceptor / Night Fighter
#67
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heinkel He P.1078C
Heinkel He P.1078C
Jet-Powered Combat Fighter Concept
#68
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heinkel He P.1079 (Zerstorer)
Heinkel He P.1079 (Zerstorer)
Bomber Destroyer / Night-Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft Proposal
#69
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heinkel Lerche (Lark)
Heinkel Lerche (Lark)
Fighter / Interceptor
#70
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Henschel Hs 132
Henschel Hs 132
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Dive Bomber Aircraft Prototype
#71
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Henschel Hs P.135
Henschel Hs P.135
Proposed Emergency Fighter Program Aircraft
#72
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Henschel Hs P.75
Henschel Hs P.75
Heavy Fighter Aircraft Proposal
#73
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Henschel Hs P.87 (Schnellbomber)
Henschel Hs P.87 (Schnellbomber)
High Speed Bomber Aircraft Proposal
#74
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Horten Ho IX / Ho 229
Horten Ho IX / Ho 229
Jet-Powered Flying Wing / Fighter-Bomber
#75
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Horten Ho X
Horten Ho X
Flying Wing Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
#76
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Horten Ho XVIII (Amerika Bomber)
Horten Ho XVIII (Amerika Bomber)
Heavy Bomber Flying Wing Proposal
#77
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Junkers Ju 187
Junkers Ju 187
Dive Bomber
#78
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Junkers Ju 287
Junkers Ju 287
Jet-Powered Heavy Bomber Prototype
#79
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Junkers Ju 390 (New York Bomber)
Junkers Ju 390 (New York Bomber)
Long-Range Heavy Bomber / Transport Aircraft Prototype
#80
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Junkers Ju 488
Junkers Ju 488
Heavy Strategic Bomber Prototype Aircraft
#81
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Junkers Ju EF 140 (Amerika Bomber)
Junkers Ju EF 140 (Amerika Bomber)
Jet-Powered Long-Range Heavy Bomber Proposal
#82
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Junkers Ju P.009 (Hubjager)
Junkers Ju P.009 (Hubjager)
Jet-Powered Interceptor Proposal
#83
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lippisch Gleiter Bombenflugzeug (GB)
Lippisch Gleiter Bombenflugzeug (GB)
Single-Seat Dive Bomber Glider Proposal
#84
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lippisch P.13
Lippisch P.13
High-Speed, Tandem Engine Bomber Aircraft Proposal
#85
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lippisch P.13A
Lippisch P.13A
Ramjet-Powered Interceptor Proposal
#86
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lippisch P.13B
Lippisch P.13B
Coal-Fueled, Ramjet-Powered Single-Seat, Delta-Winged Aircraft Proposal
#87
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Luftwaffe Mistel (Mistletoe)
Luftwaffe Mistel (Mistletoe)
Composite Bomber Aircraft
#88
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet (Comet)
Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet (Comet)
Single-Seat Rocket-Powered Interceptor Aircraft
#89
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me 262 (Schwalbe / Sturmvogel)
Messerschmitt Me 262 (Schwalbe / Sturmvogel)
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
#90
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me 263 (Junkers Ju 248)
Messerschmitt Me 263 (Junkers Ju 248)
Rocket-Powered, Single-Seat Interceptor Prototype
#91
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me 329 (Zerstorer)
Messerschmitt Me 329 (Zerstorer)
Heavy Fighter / Bomber Destroyer / Ground Attack Aircraft Proposal
#92
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.08-01 (Amerika Bomber)
Messerschmitt Me P.08-01 (Amerika Bomber)
Multirole Heavy Flying Wing Aircraft Proposal
#93
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.1099
Messerschmitt Me P.1099
Two-Seat, Twin-Engine Multirole Jet-Powered Fighter / Heavy Fighter Concept
#94
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.1101
Messerschmitt Me P.1101
Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft Prototype
#95
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.1101/92
Messerschmitt Me P.1101/92
Heavy Fighter / Bomber Destroyer Proposal
#96
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.1106
Messerschmitt Me P.1106
Jet-Powered Fighter-Interceptor Project
#97
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.1110
Messerschmitt Me P.1110
Jet-Powered Single-Seat Fighter-Interceptor Proposal
#98
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.1111
Messerschmitt Me P.1111
Jet-Powered, Single-Seat Fighter-Interceptor Proposal
#99
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.1112
Messerschmitt Me P.1112
Jet-Powered Fighter Proposal
#100
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.262 HG III
Messerschmitt Me P.262 HG III
Proposed Jet-Powered Fighter / Interceptor
#101
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Skoda-Kauba Sk P.14
Skoda-Kauba Sk P.14
Ramjet-Powered Single-Seat Bomber Interceptor Aircraft Project
#102
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sombold So 344 (Schubjager)
Sombold So 344 (Schubjager)
Rocket-Powered Single-Seat Bomber Destroyer Aircraft Proposal