Messerschmitt Me 362 jet airliner

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This designation actually raises suspicion, that it is a mix-up with
a post war designation, but if the projects list in Ebert/Kaiser/Peters
"Willy Messerschmitt - Pionier der Luftfahrt und des Leichtbaues" is correct,
then the number didn't belong to the tri-jet, but to a 2-seat STOL ground
attack/trainer aircraft (Me P.362).
 

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so in that site there are Junkers Ju.92 where said "possibly mistaken with an other Junkers aircraft or project" .... ??? ???
 

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Jemiba said:
This designation actually raises suspicion
I confirm the "Messerschmitt/Meunier Me 362 (fiction)" at http://cmeunier.chez-alice.fr/ and in my book was a dream of mine, but this code seems to have been used also for something real: according to the serious Putnam book "German aircraft of WW2" page 725, Messerscmitt 362 (RLM 8-362) = project for a threee-engined airliner.

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From, Jet Planes of the Third Reich - The Secret Projects-volume two,

and I hope my dear Dan get a drawing to it and more Info ?.
 

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so in that site there are Junkers Ju.92 where said "possibly mistaken with an other Junkers aircraft or project" .... ??? ???
Although page 261 of the Air Material Command's 1947 document Glossary of German Aeronautical Codes, Models, Project Numbers, Abbreviations, Etc. Final Edition (excerpt shown here) lists a "Ju 92" entry as a bomber or troop transport with four Junkers Jumo 222 engines, the same page listing "Ju 92" erroneously lists the Junkers Ju 89 bomber as a transport plane powered by four Junkers Jumo 211s, when in fact the Ju 89 had four Daimler-Benz DB 600A engines, so Andreas Parsch's statement "possibly mistaken with an other Junkers aircraft or project" seems correct, so it's possible that "Ju 92" is a typographical error because page 262 of the Glossary of German Aeronautical Codes, Models, Project Numbers, Abbreviations, Etc. Final Edition (see excerpt from page 262 below) mentions in error "Ju 209" entry for a four-engine transport bomber (of course, the 8-209 slot was assigned to the Messerschmitt Me 209, and no Junkers design was ever given the 8-209 slot).
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Jemiba said:
This designation actually raises suspicion
I confirm the "Messerschmitt/Meunier Me 362 (fiction)" at http://cmeunier.chez-alice.fr/ and in my book was a dream of mine, but this code seems to have been used also for something real: according to the serious Putnam book "German aircraft of WW2" page 725, Messerscmitt 362 (RLM 8-362) = project for a threee-engined airliner.
According the second edition of the book German Aircraft of the Second World War (published in 2002), on page 353, the RLM slot 8-362 is listed as a "six-engined jet liner project", rather than a trijet airliner. It's highly probable that the identification of 8-362 as a three-engine jet airliner in the first edition was a mistake because no airliner design with three turbojets was envisaged among late-war Messerschmitt projects. However, no Messerschmitt technical documents mention a six-turbojet airliner, so the possibility that the second edition erred in identifying RLM slot 8-362 as a Messerschmitt project and got RLM slot 8-364 (reserved by Messerschmitt for the proposed but unbuilt Me 264/6m six-engine variant of the Me 264 intercontinental bomber) mixed up with 8-362 can't be ruled out, since 8-364 is not listed on page 353.
 

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This designation actually raises suspicion, that it is a mix-up with
a post war designation, but if the projects list in Ebert/Kaiser/Peters
"Willy Messerschmitt - Pionier der Luftfahrt und des Leichtbaues" is correct,
then the number didn't belong to the tri-jet, but to a 2-seat STOL ground
attack/trainer aircraft (Me P.362).
The first edition of the German Aircraft of the Second World War II on page 725 lists RLM slot 8-362 as a Messerschmitt project for a three-engine jet airliner, but in the second edition of this book (published in 2002) on page 353, the 8-362 slot is listed as assigned to a Messerschmitt project for a six-engine jet airliner. Therefore, the identification of 8-362 as a three-engine jet airliner in the first edition was erroneous.
 

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