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wotan111
06-18-2004, 06:32 PM
Came across a book all about a bomber interceptor which was going to be a VTOL Focke Wulf called the Triebflugeljager or thrust wing fighter project 1944.

It was supposed to rise straight up out of the forest or urban area to meet and attack Allied bombers head on. With its mission complete it would return to its hiding place.It would have been a point defence interceptor intended for the Luftwaffe home defense squadrons and it most important virtue was that it would not need a runway.

Quite an amazing prototype for its time dont you think?

The book is called Dragonfly: The Luftwaffe Experimental Triebflugeljager project.

You can buy it from this quite amazing book store. Based in the UK but only charge 3.95 for any amount of books world wide.

http://www.naval-military-press.com/FMPro?-db=nmp_Orders.fp5&-format=nmpweb/frameset.htm&-new

wotan111
06-18-2004, 06:32 PM
Came across a book all about a bomber interceptor which was going to be a VTOL Focke Wulf called the Triebflugeljager or thrust wing fighter project 1944.

It was supposed to rise straight up out of the forest or urban area to meet and attack Allied bombers head on. With its mission complete it would return to its hiding place.It would have been a point defence interceptor intended for the Luftwaffe home defense squadrons and it most important virtue was that it would not need a runway.

Quite an amazing prototype for its time dont you think?

The book is called Dragonfly: The Luftwaffe Experimental Triebflugeljager project.

You can buy it from this quite amazing book store. Based in the UK but only charge 3.95 for any amount of books world wide.

http://www.naval-military-press.com/FMPro?-db=nmp_Orders.fp5&-format=nmpweb/frameset.htm&-new

darkhorizon11
06-18-2004, 09:28 PM
Yeah its pretty crazy. I've seen tons of pics of it if you go to Luft46.com they go stuff there. I doubt it wouldve worked though, probably wouldve killed more Germans than Americans.

wayno7777
06-18-2004, 10:03 PM
Check out book section here.http://www.historicaviation.com/historicaviation/index.po?product=home
There are a couple of titles on this subject.

http://img74.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/Dux_Wreck.jpg
Any landing you can walk away from is a good one!

Ob.Emann
06-18-2004, 10:46 PM
David Myhra also has an awesome book on the subject. Awesome illustrations too.

God, every time I see that pic of the wrecked Hurricane I wanna cry! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/cry.gif

Der Oberst von schlechten Piloten

ASM 1
06-19-2004, 03:11 AM
yeah the stuff over at luft 46 looks cool

Ob.Emann http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/351.gif me too http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/cry.gif Sad http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

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Andrew

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DeBaer.534
06-19-2004, 10:49 AM
i have my doubts whether this thing creates enough lift in horizontal flight.
also i dont like these luft46 stuff. there are enough beautiful and amazing planes which were really built and have seen service.