1960s Focke-Wulf FW 260 and FW 300 VTOL jet airliners

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Fw 260 medium range and Fw 300 short range transports

Source: Flying Review International Vol 18, Issue 11
 

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The Fw 260 with another engine layout:
(from AviationWeek 19 1962)
 

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3 Views of the first FW 260 + FW 300

From Aviation Magazine and Flug Revue of the early 60'
 

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Can anyone explain to me for this pic .I don't know that this pic was fake or it was an another variant of fw 300 equipped with jet engines. ???
 

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Early 1960s project for a VTOL jetliner, nowt to do with the WWII period FW 300.

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1963/1963%20-%200872.html

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1963/1963%20-%200938.html

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1963/1963%20-%200997.html
 
Additionaly, there's Aerospace Projects Review Issue V1N3 (http://www.up-ship.com/apr/volume1.htm), which describes the 1960'ies era FW 300 VTOL jet airliner, with podded underwing lift engines.

Or see also http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1963/1963%20-%200871.html (lower right-hand corner of the page).

Regards & all,

Thomas L. Nielsen
Luxembourg
 
Focke Wulf Fw 260 mid-range aircraft, design was begun in 1960.


From Flight International:

The Focke Wulf Fw 260 is intended to carry a useful load of 24,0001b and to cruise at 568 m.p.h. (M0.85) at 36,000ft. Cabin layout is for 85 tourist passengers, and economic stage lengths are between 310 and 1,250 statute miles, though this could be extended to 2,000 miles with reduced payload. Passenger access is by integral stairway under the tail. Empty and equipped weights are respectively 49.0001b and 53,6001b. Gross weight is 99,0001b. Span and length are respectively 80ft 6in and 11 lft.

From Luftfahrttechnik, Raumfahrttechnik Band 8 (1962): 163. West Germany:

Focke Wulf Fw 260 (1962)

  • Lift Power: 12 x 35.1 kN engines
  • Lift/Cruise Power: 4 x 40.7 kN engines
  • Cruise Speed: 910 km/h @ 11,000 m altitude
  • Maximum VTOL Range: 3,200 km (1730 nm)
  • Wingspan: 24.5 m (80.4 ft)
  • Wing Area: 89 m² (958 ft²)
  • Length: 33.9 m (108.3 ft)
  • Height: 7.4 m (24.3 ft)
  • Empty Weight: 22,350 kg (49,275 lb)
  • Payload: 11,000 kg
  • Capacity: 85 passengers
  • Maximum VTOL Weight: 45,000 kg (99,200 lb)


Model of Focke-Wulf Fw260 circa 1962.

Three-view drawing of Focke-Wulf Fw260 circa 1962,

Sources:
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1962/1962%20-%200689.html
http://www.aiaa.org/tc/vstol/unbuilt/
Luftfahrttechnik, Raumfahrttechnik Band 16 (1970): 15-20. West Germany.
The V/STOL Encyclopedia Series: Volume 1 Germany 16 July 2001.
 

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Focke Wulf Fw260 (1963)

  • Lift Power: 12 x 35.6 kN engines
  • Lift/Cruise Power: 4 x 40.7 kN engines
  • Cruise Speed: 920 km/h @ 9,000 m
  • Maximum VTOL Range: 3800 km (2050 nm)
  • VTOL Range with max Payload: 1700 km
  • Service ceiling: 9,000 m (29,500 ft)
  • Wingspan: 24.3 m (79.7 ft)
  • Wing Area: 89 m² (958 ft²)
  • Length: 30.55 m (100.2 ft)
  • Height: 7.5 m (24.6 ft)
  • Empty Weight: 22,350 kg (49,275 lb)
  • Maximum fuel load: 16,500 kg (36,376 lb)
  • Payload: 11,000 kg (24,250 lb)
  • Capacity: 98 passengers (1,700 km) or 85 passengers (2,150 km)
  • Maximum VTOL Weight: 45,000 kg (99,200 lb)


Sources:
http://www.aiaa.org/tc/vstol/unbuilt/
Luftfahrttechnik, Raumfahrttechnik Band 16 (1970): 15-20. West Germany.
The V/STOL Encyclopedia Series: Volume 1 Germany 16 July 2001.
 

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Focke Wulf Fw300

  • Lift Power: 8 x 22.1 kN engines
  • Lift/Cruise Power: 4 x 20.1 kN engines
  • Cruise Speed: 845 km/h @ 9,000 m
  • Maximum Range with max Payload: 370 km
  • Maximum Range: 2,500 km (1350 nm)
  • Wingspan: 16.6 m (52.2 ft)
  • Wing Area: 47.7 m² (513 ft²)
  • Length: 22 m (72.2 ft)
  • Height: 6 m (16.7 ft)
  • Capacity: 58 passengers (range: 370 km)
  • Capacity: 48 passengers (range: 850 km)
  • Empty Weight: 11,035 kg (24,250 lb)
  • Maximum fuel load: 6,245 kg (13,768 lb)
  • Payload: 5,500 kg (12,125 lb)
  • Maximum VTOL Weight: 20,000 kg (44,092 lb)

Three-view drawing of Focke Wulfe Fw300.

Model of Focke Wulfe Fw300.

Diagram of Focke Wulfe Fw300 powerplant.


Sources:
http://www.aiaa.org/tc/vstol/unbuilt/
Luftfahrttechnik, Raumfahrttechnik Band 16 (1970): 15-20. West Germany.
The V/STOL Encyclopedia Series: Volume 1 Germany 16 July 2001.
 

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Topics merged.

Here is a series of color pictures from an original company brochure (please forgive the slight warp on the seating arrangements, which results from the document being photographed and not scanned).
 

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Source:
http://lotnictwo.net.pl/3-tematy_ogolne/13-lotnictwo_cywilne/67925-futurystyczne_projekty_samolotow_pasazerskich-5.html
 

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From Ailes 11/5/1962.
 

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