Messerschmitt Projekt "Wespe"
This late-war Messerschmitt
project "Wespe" (Wasp) is mostly unknown, and information on it is
incomplete. Two seperate fuselages were designed for the Wespe":
- Design I had the cockpit located midway along the fusleage, and the
single He S 011 jet engine was located at the rear and was fed by a long
air duct. A long tapering single fin a and rudder was chosen, with the tailplanes
located about halfway up.
- Design II's cockpit was loctaed far forward on the fuselage, with the
single He S 011 turbojet was mounted mid fuselage. It was fed by an air duct
whiuch wrapped under the forward fuselage, and exhausted below a tail boom
with a V- Tail unit.
Both designs used a tricycle landing gear arrangement, with the main gear
retracting inwards from the wing and the front gear retracting forwards. No
armament was specified, but at this stage in the war two MK 108 30mm cannon
would probably have been fitted.
View Gino Marcomini's Me "Wespe" Luft Art images
Messerschmitt Me "Wespe" Dimensions and Weights
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|There are no models of the Messerschmitt
"Wespe" available at the present time