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Luftwaffe Emergency Fighter Program (EFP) Aircraft (1944-1945)

The Allied bombing campaign against German infrastructure and war-making facilities drove the Emergency Fighter Program during the final year of World War 2.

Luftwaffe Emergency Fighter Program (EFP) Aircraft (1944-1945)

The Allied bombing campaign against German infrastructure and war-making facilities drove the Emergency Fighter Program during the final year of World War 2.

OVERVIEW



Due to the effects of the Allied bombing campaign, the Germans were forced to enact measures for self-preservation. In 1944, the Emergency Fighter Program was established by the Luftwaffe (against the cries of some high-ranking officials but championed by others) and charged German aircraft manufacturers to produce cost-effective solutions to counter Allied bomber formations. This initiative led to a myriad of designs, many of which never saw the light of day, that encompassed assault gliders, rocket-powered fighters and turbojet-powered fighters. In addition to this, though was given to pulsejet- and ramjet-powered types before the end. Some of the key developments to emerge from this program became the Dornier Do 335 heavy fighter (dual prop-powered) and the Heinkel He 162 'Volksjager' jet-powered fighter.

There are a total of 24 Luftwaffe Emergency Fighter Program (EFP) Aircraft (1944-1945) 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.






Arado Ar E.381 (Kleinstjager)
Rocket-Powered Parasite Fighter / Interceptor Proposal
Picture of the Arado Ar E.381 (Kleinstjager)
001
National Flag Graphic
1944
Arado Ar E.580
Single-Seat Jet Fighter Proposal
Picture of the Arado Ar E.580
002
National Flag Graphic
1944
Arado Ar E.581.4
Proposed Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter
Picture of the Arado Ar E.581.4
003
National Flag Graphic
1944
Bachem Ba 349 Natter (Adder / Viper)
Vertically-Launched, Rocket-Powered Interceptor
Picture of the Bachem Ba 349 Natter (Adder / Viper)
004
National Flag Graphic
1945
Blohm and Voss Bv 40
Fighter-Glider / Interceptor Aircraft
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv 40
005
National Flag Graphic
1944
ADVERTISEMENTS
Blohm and Voss Bv P.212
High-Altitude Jet Fighter Concept
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.212
006
National Flag Graphic
1946
Blohm and Voss Bv P.213 (Miniatur-Jager)
Lightweight Single-Seat Point Defense Interceptor Proposal
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.213 (Miniatur-Jager)
007
National Flag Graphic
1945
Focke-Wulf Super Lorin
Rocket- / Ramjet-Powered Fighter-Interceptor Aircraft Concept
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Super Lorin
008
National Flag Graphic
1945
Focke-Wulf Ta 183 (Huckebein)
Jet-Powered Single-Seat Fighter / Interceptor
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Ta 183 (Huckebein)
009
National Flag Graphic
1945
Focke-Wulf Ta 283
Fighter-Interceptor Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Ta 283
0010
National Flag Graphic
1945
Focke-Wulf Volksjager (I/II)
Single-Seat, High-Speed Interceptor Aircraft Project
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Volksjager (I/II)
0011
National Flag Graphic
1946
Heinkel He 162 Volksjager (Peoples Fighter)
Jet-Powered Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
Picture of the Heinkel He 162 Volksjager (Peoples Fighter)
0012
National Flag Graphic
1945
Heinkel He P.1077 (Julia)
Rocket-Powered Interceptor Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Heinkel He P.1077 (Julia)
0013
National Flag Graphic
1945
Heinkel He P.1078B
Jet-Powered Tailless Fighter / Interceptor / Night Fighter
Picture of the Heinkel He P.1078B
0014
National Flag Graphic
1945
Heinkel He P.1078C
Jet-Powered Combat Fighter Concept
Picture of the Heinkel He P.1078C
0015
National Flag Graphic
1945
Heinkel He P.1079 (Zerstorer)
Bomber Destroyer / Night-Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Heinkel He P.1079 (Zerstorer)
0016
National Flag Graphic
1945
Henschel Hs 132
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Dive Bomber Aircraft Prototype
Picture of the Henschel Hs 132
0017
National Flag Graphic
1945
Messerschmitt Me 328
Parasite Fighter Aircraft Concept
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me 328
0018
National Flag Graphic
1944
Messerschmitt Me P.1101
Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft Prototype
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.1101
0019
National Flag Graphic
1944
Messerschmitt Me P.1101/92
Heavy Fighter / Bomber Destroyer Proposal
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.1101/92
0020
National Flag Graphic
1944
Messerschmitt Me P.1106
Jet-Powered Fighter-Interceptor Project
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.1106
0021
National Flag Graphic
1944
Messerschmitt Me P.1110
Jet-Powered Single-Seat Fighter-Interceptor Proposal
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.1110
0022
National Flag Graphic
1945
Skoda-Kauba Sk P.14
Ramjet-Powered Single-Seat Bomber Interceptor Aircraft Project
Picture of the Skoda-Kauba Sk P.14
0023
National Flag Graphic
1946
Sombold So 344 (Schubjager)
Rocket-Powered Single-Seat Bomber Destroyer Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Sombold So 344 (Schubjager)
0024
National Flag Graphic
1946


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