Focke Wulf Ta-152




Focke Wulf Ta-152

Focke Wulf Ta-152

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interceptor/fighter
one
Daimler Benz 603
1,750 hp
7,940 lbs.
12,125 lbs.
1 - 30mm, 2 - 20mm
33 ft. 11 in.
48 ft. 6 in.
330 mph
475 mph
3,450 fpm
48,500 feet
1,240 miles
7/12/44
1945



Focke Wulf Ta-152 aircraft were the fastest German single propeller piston powered aircraft of World War II.Focke Wulf Ta-152 aircraft used methanol water injection and nitrous oxide injection which could be engaged to boost the power of the engine when necessary. It was one of the first aircraft specifically designed to employ such an injection system to enable the engine to obtain emergency war power. This made it possible for outnumbered aircraft to outrun those pursuing them.

The Focke Wulf Ta-152 was employed to provide air cover over Me-262 bases. They protected the jets during take off and landings when they were most vulnerable to Allied aircraft. Although they were intended as high altitude interceptors, the aircraft proved successful during encounters with Allied aircraft flying at lower altitudes over these bases.

Due to the rush to get into production, like many other German aircraft produced in the latter part of the war, it had its share of mechanical difficulties. Many aircraft were grounded due to engine problems. When Germany surrendered, only two model C aircraft remained in service.

A total of about 150 of the high altitude interceptor aircraft were built, but only 67 production aircraft were delivered.

 

RC Focke Wulf Ta-152
RC Focke Wulf Ta-152

Pictured above is the David Anderson Designs RC Focke Wulf Ta-152 from a Laser Design Services short kit.  Its wingspan is 114 in. and length 86 in.  Construction is all wood.  For power it needs a 50 cc engine.  Weight of the completed RC airplane should be around 17 lbs..

MN Big Birds.com has the David Anderson Designs RC Focke Wulf as described above as plans.

FlightLine Focke has a Plug n Play (PNP) RC Focke Wulf Ta-152 for sale. It has a wingspan of 51 in. with a length of 39 in.  Includes is a 3648-830 Kv motor, working split flaps and retracts.  Construction is all foam.

Fliteskin Aeroscale has plans or a kit of the RC Focke Wulf Ta-152. It has a fiberglass fuselage and built-up wings.  Wingspan is 113.7 in., length if 85 in. and weight is about 28 lbs.  You will need a 55 cc engine to power it..

Julian Buck wrote to tell us that Stein Models has two RC Focke Wulf Ta-152 kits. Both kits have 49 in. wingspans. One of the kits is glass/ foam. The other is of full composite materials. Either can be propelled by a .20 - .25 cu. in. glow engine or the equivalent electric motor. Thank you Julian.

AeroFred. com has free RC Focke Wulf Ta-152 plans.  Wingspan is 94 in., construction is all wood, and power can come from .90 to 1.20 two stroke engines.




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