BMW Strahljäger Projekt III

BMW Strahljäger Project III          Since BMW was heavily involved with the production of the BMW jet engines (BMW 003 and BMW 018), the development of new designs was handled by EZS, a subsidiary of BMW. Four designs that emphasized simplicity and ease of construction were submitted, under the direction of engineer Dr. Huber, on November 3, 1944.
          This third design had a shorter fuselage, with the air intake in the nose and ducting under the cockpit to the rear fuselage-mounted BMW 003 turbojet. The wings featured a small amount of sweep on the leading edges; the trailing edges were straight. An interesting feature was the twin tail booms, which had a single fin and rudder at the end of each boom, with the rudder canted innwards. The two MK 103 30mm cannon were mounted in the forward end of the two tail booms.

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BMW Strahljäger Projekt III Data
Span Length Height Wing Area Takeoff Weight
N/A N/A N/A 19m²
204.5 ft²
2800 kg
6173 lbs

BMW Strahljäger Projekt III Models
Manufacturer Scale Material Notes
Unicraft 1/72



Above image from Koei WWII Illustrated: German Project Aircraft