This bomber project was intended to provide enhanced performance and attack capabilities through the installation of six BMW 003 turbojets. Two of the engines were to be mounted in the forward fuselage, on either side of the cockpit, with the others mounted in pairs in the trailing edge of the wing. Each pair of wing mounted engines used a shared air intake duct. The forward fuselage contained a pressurized cabin for a crew of two. Although the vertical tail surface was of conventional design, no horizontal tailplane was used. The shoulder mounted wing was swept back, with the outer control surfaces acting as ailerons and elevators, and the inner control surfaces being used for landing flaps and airbrakes. Proposed armament consisted of two fixed aft firing machine cannon in the rear of the fuselage. The bomb load was calculated at 4000 kg (8800 lbs).
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Span: 26.5 m (87' 0") Length: 18.5 m (60' 8.9") Max. Speed: 820 km/h (510 mph)