Messerschmitt P.1111

The Messerschmitt P.1111 was a jet fighter/interceptor project, designed by Messerschmitt for the Luftwaffe near the end of World War II.

Me P.1111
Me P.1111 model at the Technik Museum Speyer
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Messerschmitt
Status Project terminated
Primary user Luftwaffe
Number built None
Developed from Me P.1110 Ente

History

The innovative design of the Me P.1111 was completed in January 1945, and was intended as an improvement to the Messerschmitt P.1110 Ente.[1]

The Messerschmitt P.1111 was an 8.92 m long tailless airplane with nearly delta-shaped wings, swept back at a 45 degree angle, and a wingspan of 9.12 m.[2] It was equipped with a pressurized cockpit for a single pilot. The planned powerplant was a Heinkel HeS 011 turbojet engine, and armament was to be four 30 mm MK 108 cannon.[3] Only one wooden model was built. The project was later further developed into the Me P.1112.[4]

See also

References

  1. Heinz J. Nowarra: Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933–1945, Band 3, Bernard & Graefe Verlag Koblenz 1993, ISBN 3-7637-5466-0, page 253
  2. Jean-Denis Lepage, Aircraft of the Luftwaffe, 1935-1945: An Illustrated Guide
  3. Luft'46 - Messerschmitt P.1111
  4. Walter Schick, Ingolf Meyer: Geheimprojekte der Luftwaffe - Band I: Jagdflugzeuge 1939–1945, Motorbuch-Verlag Stuttgart 1996, ISBN 3-613-01631-1


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