This Lippisch project dates from July 22, 1941 after Alexander Lippisch and his design team moved to the Messerschmitt A.G. in Augsburg in early 1939. The overall design was for a tailless aircraft, with a swept wing (approximately 35 degrees); the overall plan resembled the later Me 163 rocket-powered fighter. The fuselage held the fuel tanks and a 1500 kg (3307 lbs) thrust HWK rocket engine was mounted in the rear fuselage. A pressurized cockpit was contained in the aircraft's extreme nose, and the pilot faced the front in a prone position. Up to six MG 151/20 20mm cannon were mounted around the nose of this aircraft. Landing was to be accomplished on a retractable skid, as was later done on the Me 163. This design went no further than the preliminary design phase, but the Me 163 was later produced and used operationally.
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