Fieseler Fi 166
|Role||Vertical-launched jet fighter|
Design one involved a straight-winged jet fighter powered by two Jumo 004 jet engines. It would be launched upright by liquid-fuel rockets. After attaining an altitude of 3660 meters, the rocket would burn out, disconnect and return to earth via parachute for re-use. The fighter would then engage Allied bombers before landing as a conventional airplane.
|Maximum speed||800 km/h|
|Takeoff weight||5 metric ton|
|Flying time||45 minutes|
- Bachem Ba 349 Natter, a similar point-defense interceptor designed by Erich Bachem which achieved test flights (1945)