This Focke-Wulf design (also known as Design III) for a twin-jet nightfighter
dates from March 19, 1945. It was to be constructed entirely of Duraluminum.
The wings were mounted mid-fuselage and were swept back 30 degrees. Two
He S 011 turbojets were located beneath the cockpit side-by-side. This
arrangement permitted one engine to be shut down to conserve fuel without
an undue slewing around the vertical axis. A crew of three (pilot, radio
operator and navigator) sat in a pressurized cockpit, with the pilot and
navigator sitting side-by-side and the radio operator sitting behind them
and facing to the rear. Projected armament consisted of two MK 108 30mm
cannon in the fuselage nose and two MK 108 30mm cannon firing upwards in
the rear fuselage, or four MK 108 30mm cannon firing forward in the fuselage
nose. Although this design did not materialize for Germany, the aircraft
was built as the MIG I-320 by the U.S.S.R. and made its first flight in
Span: 14.1 m (46' 3.1") Length: 13.52 m (44' 4.3") Max. Speed: 945 km/h (587 mph)
A general arrangement drawing of the Focke-Wulf J. P.011-45 showing the location of various components....