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Heinkel P.1079 Aircraft Information

Heinkel P.1079

Heinkel He P.1079

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Role: Night fighter
Manufacturer: Heinkel
Designed by: Siegfried and Walter Gx¼nter
Introduced: no evidence proved for the designs submitted to RLM
Status: Cancelled

The Heinkel He P.1079 was a projected German V tail flying wing all weather jet fighter designed in the closing stages of World War II. The aircraft was only a design; it was not produced.

Design and development

In 1945, the German Air Ministry requested new designs for a new generation of jet fighters such as the Horten Ho 229 and Focke Wulf Ta 183. One of these designs was the Heinkel He P.1079. The initial design, known as the P.1079A, was a V-tail night fighter with wings that featured a 35 degree sweepback.The second and third designs were flying wings with a single vertical fin which replaced the V-tail of the P.1079A. The P.1079.B2 was a completely tailless flying wing. None of the three designs were ever produced, with development work ceasing at the end of World War II.


He P.1079A

Initial design with 35 degree swept back wings and a V-tail. Intended to be powered by Heinkel HeS 011 turbojets.

He P.1079B

Second flying wing design had a vertical tail and gull shaped wings. This was the single-seat, all weather, heavy fighter with the same intended engines as the P.1079A.

He P.1079B-2 (Entwurf II)

Last design of the He P.1079 and the tailless version; the wings were swept back sharply. This design could accommodate six fuel tanks in the wings. No evidence was found that the design was submitted to the RLM.

Specifications (Projected - He P1079A)

General characteristics

Crew: 1
Length: 14.25m ()
Wingspan: 13 m ()
Height: ()
Powerplant: 2x— Heinkel HeS 011 turbojets


Maximum speed: 950 km/h


Guns: 4x30mm MK 108 cannons - pair in nose, one in each wing

Emergency Fighter Program

Comparable aircraft

Arado Ar 234
Horten Ho 229
Messerschmitt Me 262


(German) Heinz J. Nowarra: Die deutsche Luftrx¼stung 1933-1945. Bernard & Graefe Verlag, Bonn. ISBN 3763754644

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