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"Focke-Wulf Triebflügel " Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2019 2:01 p.m. PST

"Toward the end of WWII the Nazis were desperately casting around for wunderwaffe, or Wonder Weapons that would turn the ever-increasing tide against their attempt to take over Europe and probably the world. This resulted in some possibly more left-field designs being considered, when under normal circumstances they would more likely have been dismissed out of hand. One such project that has since gained traction in the minds of the Luft'46 community and beyond is the concept of the Triebflügel from Focke-Wulf, which was little more than a rocket body with a rotating set of arms with ramjet engines at their tips providing the motive power. This arrangement was to enable it to take off vertically, which was of greater interest as the front lines got closer, as was the use of the simple ramjet that was propelled up to speed by rockets, all of which used little in the way of strategic materials or complex technology…."


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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian16 May 2019 3:10 p.m. PST

Fascinating but scary to pilot…

Aethelflaeda was framed17 May 2019 5:25 a.m. PST

how to land the damn thing…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2019 12:05 p.m. PST



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