Very little is known about this VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) project.
The entire aircraft had a aerofoil section, and there were two huge propellers
located in the center of the aircraft. They rotated in opposite directions,
thus canceling out torque problems. At low speeds, control was achieved
by varying power to each propeller. Power was to be provided by an unnamed
turbojet, and forward propulsion was brought about by sending exhaust through
a nozzle located on both trailing edges. The landing gear was very simple,
consisting of two main gear legs on either side of the center propellers,
and a small tail wheel. A single fin and rudder was provided to help with
lateral stability at higher speeds. The single pilot sat in a cockpit nacelle
that protruded from the front of the aerofoil section fuselage.
Nothing ever came of this very interesting project......
View Marek Rys' Focke-Wulf VTOL Project images
|There is no data for dimensions, weights or performance for the Focke-Wulf VTOL project|
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Above line drawing from Reichdreams Dossier #10: German Circular Planes