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Focke-Wulf Ta 254

Ta 254
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Focke-Wulf
Designer Kurt Tank
Status Cancelled

The Focke-Wulf Ta 254 was a proposed German development of the Ta 154 fighter to be produced by Focke-Wulf.[1]

Development

The Ta 254 would have been a high-wing monoplane with a retractable tricycle landing gear.[1] It was to have been powered by either two Daimler-Benz DB603E, Daimler-Benz DB 603L or Jumo 213Es piston engines.[1] The main difference from the Ta 154 was to have been long-span wings and it was intended to produce both day and night fighter variants.[1]

Specifications (Proposed with Jumo 213E)

Data from Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II[1]

General characteristics
  • Wing area: 42 m2 (453 ft2)
  • Gross weight: 11490 kg (25300 lb) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 736 km/h (460 mph)
Armament
  • Standard night fighter - 2 × forward-facing 20 mm MG 151 cannons
  • Standard night fighter - 2 × forward-facing 30 mm MK 108 cannons
  • Alternate night fighter - 6 × forward-facing 30 mm MK 108 cannons
  • Alternate night fighter - 2 x rear fuselage 30 mm MK 108 cannons firing obliquely upwards
  • Day fighter - 2 × forward-facing 20 mm MG 151 cannons
  • Day fighter - 2 × forward-facing MK 103 cannons
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