Junkers EF 126
|Junkers EF 126 Elli|
|Junker EF 126 sketch|
|First flight||May 21, 1946 (unpowered prototype)|
|Developed into||Junkers EF 127|
The Junkers EF 126 was an experimental fighter proposed by the German Miniaturjägerprogramm of 1944-1945, for a cheap and simple fighter powered by a pulse jet engine. No examples were built during the war, but the Soviet Union completed a single unpowered prototype, which crashed during testing.
- EF126 V-1
First prototype, towed into the air by a captured Junkers Ju 88G-6 in the post war period. Later, it crashed.
- EF 126V-2
Second prototype, also constructed but never completed.
- EF 126V-3/V-5
Complete prototype with Argus pulse jet.
- EF 126V-4
Completed and tested by the Russians in 1947, with a running engine.
Specifications (Ju EF 126)
Data from German Aircraft of the Second World War 
- Crew: 1
- Length: 8.46 m (27 ft 9 in)
- Wingspan: 6.65 m (21 ft 10 in)
- Height: 1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)
- Wing area: 8.9 m2 (96 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 1,100 kg (2,425 lb)
- Gross weight: 2,800 kg (6,173 lb)
- Fuel capacity: 1100kg
- Powerplant: 1 × Argus 109-044 Pulse jet, 4.9 kN (1,100 lbf) thrust
- Maximum speed: 780 km/h (485 mph; 421 kn)
- Range: 350 km (217 mi; 189 nmi) 60% power
- Endurance: 45 min
- Rate of climb: 480 m/s (94,000 ft/min)
- Wing loading: 159 kg/m2 (32.6 lb/sq ft)
- Endurance: 23 mins (100% speed)
- Guns: 2× 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon
- Bombs: 400 kg (880 lb) external weapons
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Smith and Kay 1972, pp. 616–617.
- Smith, J.R.; Kay, Antony L. (1972). German Aircraft of the Second World War. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-85177-836-4.
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