TYPE: Fighter, project
ACCOMMODATION: Pilot only
POWER PLANT: One Junkers Jumo 004C turbojet engine, rated at 1.000 kp thrust
PERFORMANCE: 568 mph
COMMENT: The Lippisch P.20 jet fighter project dated from April 1943 and was a further development of the Messerschmitt Me 163 “Komet”. It was the final design of Dr. Alexander Lippisch for the Messerschmitt Company before his design department became an independent engineering office in Vienna. The P.20 was similar in appearance to the Me 163, with an air intake mounted low in the nose which fed a single Jumo 004 turbojet. Armament consisted of two MK 108 30mm cannon mounted in the forward fuselage sides and two MK 103 30mm cannon mounted in the wing roots. As the end of WWII became apparent this project was not pursued (Ref.: 17, 22).