Lippisch Li P.13 - November 1942 Design

       This design for a tailless high-speed bomber is dated November 25, 1942 and originates from Dipl.-Ing. Josef Hubert, who was the head of Lippisch's aerodynamics section in Department "L" when they were with Messerschmitt.
        Two Daimler-Benz DB 605B engines (each developing 1475 horsepower) provided power. One was mounted conventionally in the front of the fuselage, the other was placed in the rear and drove a propeller via a short extension shaft.  The wings were swept back at approximately 18 degrees and 38 degrees. 1480 liters (391 gallons) of fuel was carried in five fuel tanks, four in the wings and one in the fuselage just ahead of the cockpit. Since this was a tailless design, there were no horizontal tail planes but a single fin and rudder was set at the rear and extended slightly below the fuselage.  The two main landing gear legs were mounted near the wing's leading edge, and retracted towards the fuselage. A single tail wheel retracted forward into the fuselage. The pilot sat in a cockpit placed midway along the fuselgae, no armament was to be fitted at this stage, as it was felt the aircraft's speed would be sufficient to prevent interception. As there was no internal bomb bay, the bomb load had to be carried externally.
        On April 28, 1943, Department "L" at Messerschmitt was dissolved and Lippisch went on to the Aeronautic Research Institute in Vienna, where he worked on the P.11 Delta VI .  The Lippisch Li P.13 design of November 1942 remained on the drawing board and progressed no further.

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Lippisch Li P.13 Dimensions
November 1942 design
SpanLengthHeightFuselage WidthFront Propeller
Rear Propeller
Landing Flap

12.8 m
42' 0"
9.4 m
30' 10"
5.1 m
16' 9"
1.0 m
3' 3"
3.0 m
9' 10"
2.9 m
9' 6"
2.5 m
8' 2"
2.2 m
7' 2"

Lippisch Li P.13 Models
November 1942 design
There are no scale models currently of this aircraft