Fw Jager Projekt VII Flitzer  3 view     In March 1943 Focke-Wulf in Bremen initiated a series of design studies for single-seat, jet powered fighters. Entwurf 6, also known as Projekt VI, was approved for mock-up construction in Febuary 1944. The designation was later changed to Projekt VII and was given the code name "Flitzer" (Madcap). The mid-fuselage mounted wings had moderate sweepback (32 degrees), twin booms and a high mounted tailplane. The single He S 011A tubojet was to be supplemented with a Walter HWK 509 A-2 bi-fuel rocket mounted below the jet, although this arrangement was later revised, eliminating the rocket engine. Projected armament consisted of two MK 103 30mm cannon or two MK 108 30mm cannon in the lower nose and two MG 151/20 20mm cannon in the wings. The "Flitzer" was well advanced in development, a full-size mock-up (photos below) and some prototype sub-assemblies being completed. The project was eventually abandoned because, although using only a single turbojet, its performance was no better than the Me 262 which was entering service.

    Span: 8.0 m (26' 3.2")      Length: 9.8 m (32' 2.1")      Max. Speed: 830 km/h (516 mph)

          Wooden mock-up photo of the                                Wooden mock-up photo of the
Fw Fighter Project VII "Flitzer", front view....         Fw Fighter Project VII "Flitzer", rear view....
Fw Fighter Project VII Flitzer  mock-up photo        Fw Fighter Project VII Flitzer mock-up photo

Fw Fighter Project VII Flitzer cockpit close-up photo   Close-up photo of the revised
Fw Fighter Project VII "Flitzer"

Fw Fighter Project VII Flitzer test flight photo   Focke-Wulf's chief designer, Kurt Tank,
is holding a free-flight model of the "Flitzer".
To the left is Obering. Mittelhuber, in charge
of developmental studies. Ulrich Stampa, who
designed the model, is bent over in the foreground.
Photo taken at the Focke-Wulf Bad Eilsen plant.

Fw Fighter Project VII Flitzer windtunnel model photo    Fw Fighter Project VII Flitzer windtunnel model photo