Focke-Wulf Ta 283

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Focke-Wulf Ta 283
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Focke-Wulf Ta 283 model at the Technik Museum Speyer
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Focke-Wulf
Status Terminated by end of war
Primary user Luftwaffe
Number built None completed

The Focke-Wulf Ta 283 was a German swept wing, ramjet-powered interceptor aircraft proposal during World War II. The project was proposed at the same time as the Focke-Wulf Super Lorin and remained only a design study until the surrender of Nazi Germany.


Power for the Ta 283 was to be provided by a Walter HWK 509 rocket engine for takeoff, and two Pabst ramjets. The rocket would provide enough initial velocity to start the ramjet engines which cannot produce thrust at zero or low airspeed. The ramjets were located on the tips of the sharply swept tailplanes and would be used for cruising. The wings were mounted low in the fuselage and swept at 45°. Armament was to have been two 30 mm (1.18 in) MK 108 cannon.[1]

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Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

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