Luftwaffe Emergency Fighter Program (EFP) Aircraft
Aviation / Aerospace
The Allied aerial bombing campaign against Germany drove the Emergency Fighter Program during the final year of WWII.
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 [ 27 ] Luftwaffe Emergency Fighter Program (EFP) Aircraft entries 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.
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