CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
- Jun 25, 2009
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The MBI book on the Heinkel He 162 presents several contenders in the "Volksjäger" competition, including the Blohm & Voss P 211.
Attached below are three-view arrangements of the two proposals described above.Blohm und Voss came up with a very simple-looking design, an unswept high-wing concept together with an unswept tail fixed on a tubular spar, which was connected to a fuselage nacelle equipped with a nose air intake and featuring a retractable nose landing gear.
A few days later, the company converted the offered type P 211 to a low-wing aircraft with a swept wing and a delta-shaped tail. In this configuration, the P 211, once considered the favorite for the tender, could according to calculations achieve a maximum speed of up to 865 km/h and reach an altitude of 8,000 meters. Its highest speed at sea level to reach 765 km/h, while the maximum initial rate of climb would be 17.8 m/s. The aircraft was to be equipped with two 30 mm cannons.
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