POWER PLANT: Two Lorin ramjet engines, rated at 1.500 kp each (estimated) plus one Walther WHK 109-509A liquid-fueled rocket engine, rated at 1.700 kp
PERFORMANCE: 680 mph in 36090 ft (estimated)
COMMENT: Very little is known about this project, which was designed around the same time as the Focke-Wulf Fw Ta 238. The “Super Lorin” featured sharply swept back wings which were mounted mid-fuselage. There were two ramjets mounted at the tips of the swept back tail plane, this was thought to minimize airflow disturbance. Since ramjets do not begin to operate until a speed of approximately 150 mph is reached, Schmidding solid- fueled or Walter WHK 109 liquid-fueled rockets were proposed to accelerate the aircraft until the ramjets could begin operating. The landing gear was to be a tricycle arrangement, and armament would have been two MK 108 30mm cannon. The aircraft shown here is fitted with two Ruhstahl/Kramer X-4 guided missiles. (Ref.: 16).
POWER PLANT: Two Junkers Jumo 003B turbojet engines, rated at 900 kp each
PERFORMANCE: 580 mph, estimated
COMMENT: The Messerschmitt “Schwalbe” (Swallow), not to confuse so to the Messerschmitt Me 262 “Schwalbe”, was a late-war design that did not receive a project number designation. The wings were swept back at 31.5 degrees, and contained the majority of the fuel supply. The wings seem to have been based on the Messerschmitt Me 163 or Me 263 (Ju 248) wing design, as there is more than a superficial resemblance. Two turbojets were proposed, one was located above the fuselage and one below. A tricycle-type landing gear design was chosen, with the nose wheel retracting to the rear and the two main gear retracting forward and inboard. The cockpit was located in front of and between the upper air intakes. An especially curious feature is the device at the fuselage rear; this is thought to be dive brakes or some sort of thrust reversal mechanism (Ref.: 16).