Skoda-Kauba began work on this ramjet powered fighter early in 1945. The
SK P.14 was built around a Sanger ramjet that had a diameter of 1.5 m (4'
11") and a length of 9.5 m (31' 2"). This ramjet duct formed a large part
of the fuselage structure, but the walls of the combustion chamber and
exhaust nozzle were left exposed to the airstream for cooling. The cockpit
was located in the extreme nose of the aircraft where the pilot lay prone
on top of the ramjet. There were two fuel tanks in the area behind the
cockpit and a small fuel tank in each wing. A tail unit was mounted on
the end of a boom above the rear of the ram jet unit. The wings were small
and unswept. Since the aircraft has to reach a certain speed before the
ramjet can operate, take-off was to be accomplished
by use of booster rockets on a jettisonable tricycle undercarriage. Landing
was done on a retractable skid. Armament consisted of a single MK 108 30mm
cannon mounted above the cockpit and protruding through the top of the
Another version was also designed, the P.14.02. It was similar to the P.14.01, with superficial differences. Although ramjets were tested with several different aircraft, none of the project aircraft to fly on ramjet power were completed.
Marek Rys's SK P.14.01 images Josha Hildwine's SK P.14.02 images
|Span||Length||Height *||Wing Area||Takeoff Weight||Max Speed||Ceiling||Climb Time|
|998 km/h @ 10058 m
620 mph @ 33000'
877 km/h @ 14935 m
545 mph @ 49000'
|1.7 min - 6096 m
1.7 min - 20000'
6.3 min - 14935 m
6.3 min - 49000'
|RS||1/72||Resin, photoetch & decals||Hollow fuselage halves, rear ramjet cast in one piece|
A small Lorin-type ramjet being tested above a Dornier Do 17Z-2, Early
Skoda-Kauba drawing of the SK P.14.01