Junkers EF 123 (Unicraft, Resin)

TYPE: Interceptor, fighter. Project


POWER PLANT: One BMW 003A-1 turbo-jet engine, rated at 800 kp

PERFORMANCE: 550 mph (estimated)

COMMENT: In September 1944 the Junkers Flugzeugwerke (Junkers aircraft company) submitted a design EF 123 for the Volksjäger competition (People’s Fighter Project). Little is known about the design, only a photo of a model survived. The wings were similar to the Heinkel He 162 “Spatz”. Because the jet engine was placed below the fuselage a “normal” tailplane was provided. The RLM rejected the Junkers EF 123 in favour to the Heinkel He 162 and further work on the design was cancelled. (Ref.: 19; 21)