Messerschmitt Me 334 (Planet, Resin)

TYPE: Interceptor, fighter, project


POWER PLANT: One Daimler-Benz DB 605C liquid-cooled engine, rated at 1.475 hp

PERFORMANCE: Data not available

COMMENT: In spring 1943 Dr. Lippisch’s design team, part of the Messerschmitt Aircraft Company, was working on the fighter project Me 334 that originally was to be powered by new developed turbojet engine. But due to shortcoming of turbojet engines the design was modified to incorporate a Daimler-Benz DB 605 12 cylinder piston engine. A three-bladed pusher type propeller was driven via an extension shaft. The wings were mounted mid-fuselage and were swept back at a 23.4 degree angle. The main landing gear retracted inwards and the front gear retracted to the rear.  In summer 1943 when deliveries of turbojet engines began slowly, all work on the Me 334 was abandoned in favor of the turbojet engine driven Lippisch Li P.20 (Ref. 17, 22).