Messerschmitt Me P.1101/92

        Early in 1944, Messerschmitt undertook various design studies as part of the P.1101 project series. These designs had high speeds as their underlying concept and included aircraft with swing wings that could reach up to a 60 degree sweep back. The most famous of these projects and the one that almost reached flight testing was the Me P.1101 single seat fighter project .
        Among the large number of Messerschmitt project studies was the Me P.1101/92 heavy fighter and destroyer (Zerstörer ), which was designed to carry a huge 75mm (3 inch) cannon as its main armament.  The P.1101/92 was to be of all metal construction with a mid-fuselage mounted wing swept back at 40 degrees. Slung beneath each wing was a single Heinkel-Hirth He S 0 11 jet engine, each developing 1300 kg (2860 lbs) of thrust. A V tail was mounted in the rear, and a tricycle landing gear arrangement was chosen. The two man crew sat staggered side-by-side. Armament consisted of the single large BK 7.5 cm cannon in the nose, offset to the right side of the aircraft.
       As a result of production and delivery problems of the engine manufacturer, all further development was stopped in favor of single-engine projects.

Messerschmitt Me P.1101/92 Data
Span Length Height Track Width
Wing Area Max. Speed
13.28 m
43' 6"
13.1 m
42' 11"
4.1 m
13' 5"
4.06 m
13' 4"
35.0 m²
376 ft²
900 km/h
558 mph

Messerschmitt Me P.1101/92 Models
There are no scale models currently of this aircraft

Above color illustrations from Geheimprojekte der Luftwaffe Band III - Schlachtflugzeuge und Kampfzerstörer 1935-1945