Lippisch Li P.10

          This project dates from May 20, 1942, and was designed as a high-speed tailless bomber by Dr. Hermann Wurster. The wings were swept back at approximately 33 degrees. A Daimler Benz DB 606 piston engine (basically, two DB 601 engines joined side-by-side)  that developed 2700 horsepower was located immediately behind the cockpit, buried within the fuselage. It drove the rear pusher propeller by means of an extension shaft, which ran beneath the single fin and rudder. The fin extended below the fuselage to provide a bumper to prevent the rear pusher propeller from striking the ground. A tricycle landing gear arrngement was chosen, the main gears retracted outward and the tail wheel was also retractable. The pilot sat under a small bubble canopy, and the fuselage front was also glazed. An internal bomb bay was provided, no mention was made of defensive armament. This project was not realized, due to the success of the Me 410 program and the unproven extension shaft for the propeller.

Lippisch Li P.10 Data
(May 1942)
Span Length Wing Area Gross Weight
16 m 
52' 6"
9.85 m 
32' 4"
53 m² 
570.5 ft²
11000 kg
24251 kg

Lippisch Li P.10 Models
There are no scale models currently of this aircraft