Saturday, January 1, 2011

Messerschmitt P.1106 R - Part 1

I greet 2011 with a new project, the Messerschmitt P.1106 R!

The P.1106 R was part of Messerschmitt's research on creating a fighter that is capable of breaching the supersonic barrier.  This fighter was to be powered by a Walter S2 rocket (similar to the Messerschmitt Me-163 "Komet").  It was estimated that this fighter would be able to reach a speed of 993 km/h.  It would have been armed with a pair of 30mm MK108 cannons.

Here's the initial wireframe:

As you can see from the screenshot above, this is a really, REALLY weird looking aircraft!  By its looks alone, it looks way ahead of its time. :)
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