Focke Wulf V11

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  1. johnbr

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    Found this on the net.I love this kind of finds.
     

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    Post2 hope you all like it.
     

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    And here i thought this thing never left the drawing board. great find.
     
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    With out the twin booms it kinda looks like an A-10 ! Very cool.
     
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    That does look cool, is it the real thing or a wooden mock up?
     
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    With the twin booms it looks very like a de Havilland Vampire.
     
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    Wooden mock-up I'd say, that nose wheel's not going to hold up much. Smart little machine.
     
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    A tachometer with 3000RPM scale, strange for a jet
    Regards
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    Possibly temporay for an added piston-engine until the jet engines are sufficent. Similar to the prototype 262?
     
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    looks similar to the DH Vampire
     
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    Before anyone suggests that the Vampire was a copy of this, the Vampire design was started in 42, first flew in 43, and first production sample flew in 45.

    So the Vampire was airborne while this thing was probably still in mockup stage,. Maybe the FW-V11 is a copy of the DH Vampire.
     
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    This is the mock up the work on the prototype was stopped by the RLM.
     
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    A mock up is often to see if parts/pieces will actually fit in 3 dimensions where the drawings say they will fit in 2 dimension. In other words any tachometer or instrument of the right size works in a "mock up" because, even if a real engine is fitted (and not a wooden dummy) there is no intention of actually running the engine.
     
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    Looks like it had potential. But I don't know what to think about those tanks (assuming the are that) in the outer wings and in the booms. Doesn't seem like the best idea having them this far away from the cog and / or right in the position where the aircraft is most likely to get hit if shot at from behind. Also those inlets seem small for the HeS-11.
     
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    Jets of that era were fuel hogs, you have to put the fuel somewhere. The center of gravity should be about where the feed chutes are for the wing cannons, so the wing tanks are good, but if the other tanks didn't feed evenly you'd sure have handle changes as fuel levels changed the center of gravity.
     
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    True but wouldn't the wing tanks that far out cause problems with longitudinal stability?
     
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    Roll response would have be a little slowed by weight that far out on the wings.
     
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    Wow, they really stored fuel everywhere.
     
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