This project began in the early summer of 1944 and was originally known
as the P.1068. The project was later changed to P.1077. The "Julia" was
a rocket propelled fighter with a shoulder mounted straight wing and a
circular cross-section fuselage. The pilot lay prone with spartan instrumentation
in the cockpit. A Walter HWK 109-509 A rocket engine was the main powerplant,
and four solid fuel rockets assisted take off. Take off was to be made
vertically and landing was done on a skid. Armament was to be two MK 108
30mm cannon. There were also plans for a version where the pilot sat upright
("Julia II") and a version that was powered by a pulse jet ("Romeo"). The
first full mock-up, along with the plans and completed components, were
destroyed in an air raid at the end of 1944. Two unpowered prototypes were
90% completed when the plant was overrun by Soviet troops.
Andreas Otte's He P.1077 "Julia" Luft Art images
Span: 4.6 m (15' 1") Length: 6.8
m (22' 3.9") Max. Speed: 900 km/h (559 mph)
This is the second version of the He P.1077, "Julia II", with the pilot
seated in an upright position.
This is the He P.1077 "Romeo", the version with the pilot seated in an
upright position and a pulse jet.