Heinkel He 219 Uhu

The German Night Fighter

Marek Ryś

At the end of the 1930s, the Luftwaffe command announced a need for a high-speed reconnaissance aircraft capable of performing bombing tasks. Heinkel introduced the P1055 concept designed by Rudolf Lusser.
Date Published :
January 2021
Publisher :
Kagero
Language:
English
Series :
TopDrawings
Illustration :
drawing sheets, color profiles
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788366673106
Pages : 20
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$24.95

Overview
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At the end of the 1930s, the Luftwaffe command announced a need for a high-speed reconnaissance aircraft capable of performing bombing tasks. Heinkel introduced the P1055 concept designed by Rudolf Lusser. The plane was to have a range of 4,000 km and a maximum speed of 750 km/h. Soon the demand was changed and it was now to be a heavy fighter.

The project was adjusted, but its fate was uncertain in the face of the volatile decisions of the RLM. At the same time, General der Nachtjagd Josef Kammhuber was looking for an aircraft that could be used as a modern night fighter. Ultimately, the P1055 design was modified and the He 219 V1 prototype was flown in this form in November 1942. Then it was significantly modified and the next prototypes were completed and the first samples of the He 219A-0 trial series (which also included some prototypes), equipped with FuG 212 and FuG 202 radar. Later, the newer FuG 220 were installed.

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