He P.1080  3 view      Heinkel designed this ramjet-powered fighter after receiving ramjet data from DFS near the end of WWII. Two 900 mm (2' 11.5") diameter Lorin-Rohr ramjets were mounted on each side of the fuselage with their outer surfaces faired into the wing, so that the large surface area of the ramjets were exposed to the airstream for cooling purposes. To save design time, the swept-back wing with the elevon controls were based on those of the He P.1078, but a single orthodox fin and rudder was used instead of wingtip anhedral. The cockpit was located in the forward section of the fuselage, along with a radar unit and two MK 108 30mm cannon. The fuel tanks were located in the rear of the fuselage. Take-off power was accomplished with the aid of four solid-fuel rockets of 1000 kg (2200 lbs) of thrust each. An undercarriage that could be jettisoned was used on take-off and landing was done on an extendable skid.

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    Span: 8.9 m (29' 2.7")                    Length: 8.15 m (26' 9.1")                 Max. Speed: 1000 km/h (621 mph)