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Heinkel "Y"

borovik

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Heinkel "Y" (late 1944)
Rocket-powered vertical take-off interceptor.

The project would take off vertically, using the rocket engine (probably HWK 109-509A + 4-RATO / Startraketen 4 x SG34 /) When high acceleration to the speed at which the ramjet (Three Pabst pulsejets). Armament: 2 - MK-103. Spent fighting kit plane was used as Bachem "Natter" for ram attacks.
What a weight and size specifications are not available.

Source: E. Ruzhitsky «European aircraft vertical takeoff»
In addition to this information, there is a mention in the magazine «Mechanix Illustrated» № 2, 1946,
(Figure 4)
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2009/02/24/supersonic/?Qwd=./MechanixIllustrated/2-1946/supersonic_plus&Qif=supersonic_plus_0.jpg&Qiv=thumbs&Qis=XL#qdig

Via posting by Hesham -
Imagination of the future from the past.
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2504.30.html

No other additional information a fortiori documents. :(
 

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What an odd design.... Really awful forward visibility, likely uncontrollable with power on if one of the tip pulsejets is damaged or fail, the fixed Y-wing seems completely useless unless the idea was to turn without rolling. I can't see why this wing/engine arrangement would have been chosen over a conventional left-and-right wing and more inboard or fuselage placement of the engines.

I wonder if the source was much more than the artists impression attached above? Does the article say? The text above seems focused on the delta-winged design.
 

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Not to bother anyone with my scepticism again, but the caption of
the "Heinkel Y" speaks of "Triebflügel", so may it be just a misinterpretation
of the Focke-Wulf Triebflügel ?
 

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From my files ...
 

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