The Lippisch Li P.01-115 was another design under the Li P.01 series, all
designed by Alexander Lippisch and his team while at Messerschmitt A.G.
Dated July 2, 1941, the Li P.01-115 had a similar plan form to the others
in the P.01 series (which were similar to the Me 163 rocket fighter). The
fuselage held the armament, fuel and powerplants. This was one of the first
designs to feature a dual powered fighter. A small BMW P-3304/109-002 turbojet,
was located in the upper rear fuselage and was fed by an air intake on
top of the fuselage. In addition, an undetermined Walter rocket engine
was mounted beneath the turbojet and provided takeoff and perhaps emergency
power. The wings were swept back at 27 degrees, and only a single vertical
tail and rudder was to be fitted. In this tailless configuration, the pilot
sat in a cockpit in the front of the plane and landing was accomplished
on a retractable skid. Two forward-firing fixed MG 151 15mm cannon located
in the forward lower fuselage comprised the armament.
As with other designs in the Lippisch P.01 series, this design went no further than the drawing board stage. All work was later devoted to the Me 163 and later variant rocket fighters.
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