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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.






#1
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arado Ar E.381 (Kleinstjager)
Arado Ar E.381 (Kleinstjager)
Rocket-Powered Parasite Fighter / Interceptor Proposal
#2
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arado Ar E.580
Arado Ar E.580
Single-Seat Jet Fighter Proposal
#3
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Arado Ar E.581.4
Arado Ar E.581.4
Proposed Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter
#4
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bachem Ba 349 Natter (Adder / Viper)
Bachem Ba 349 Natter (Adder / Viper)
Vertically-Launched, Rocket-Powered Interceptor
#5
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv 40
Blohm and Voss Bv 40
Fighter-Glider / Interceptor Aircraft
ADVERTISEMENTS
#6
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.212
Blohm and Voss Bv P.212
High-Altitude Jet Fighter Concept
#7
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
#8
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Super Lorin
Focke-Wulf Super Lorin
Rocket- / Ramjet-Powered Fighter-Interceptor Aircraft Concept
#9
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Ta 183 (Huckebein)
Focke-Wulf Ta 183 (Huckebein)
Jet-Powered Single-Seat Fighter / Interceptor
#10
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Ta 283
Focke-Wulf Ta 283
Fighter-Interceptor Aircraft Proposal
#11
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Volksjager (I/II)
Focke-Wulf Volksjager (I/II)
Single-Seat, High-Speed Interceptor Aircraft Project
#12
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heinkel He 162 Volksjager (Peoples Fighter)
Heinkel He 162 Volksjager (Peoples Fighter)
Jet-Powered Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
#13
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heinkel He P.1077 (Julia)
Heinkel He P.1077 (Julia)
Rocket-Powered Interceptor Aircraft Proposal
#14
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heinkel He P.1078B
Heinkel He P.1078B
Jet-Powered Tailless Fighter / Interceptor / Night Fighter
#15
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heinkel He P.1078C
Heinkel He P.1078C
Jet-Powered Combat Fighter Concept
#16
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Heinkel He P.1079 (Zerstorer)
Heinkel He P.1079 (Zerstorer)
Bomber Destroyer / Night-Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft Proposal
#17
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Henschel Hs 132
Henschel Hs 132
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Dive Bomber Aircraft Prototype
#18
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me 328
Messerschmitt Me 328
Parasite Fighter Aircraft Concept
#19
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.1101
Messerschmitt Me P.1101
Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft Prototype
#20
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.1101/92
Messerschmitt Me P.1101/92
Heavy Fighter / Bomber Destroyer Proposal
#21
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.1106
Messerschmitt Me P.1106
Jet-Powered Fighter-Interceptor Project
#22
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.1110
Messerschmitt Me P.1110
Jet-Powered Single-Seat Fighter-Interceptor Proposal
#23
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
#24
1946
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sombold So 344 (Schubjager)
Sombold So 344 (Schubjager)
Rocket-Powered Single-Seat Bomber Destroyer Aircraft Proposal