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Oct 21, 2022

Meet the strangest aircraft ever conceived, the Focke-Wulf Triebflügel

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The apparent lovechild between a helicopter and a ramjet, the Focke-Wulf Triebflügel might just be the oddest aircraft you’ve ever seen.

In the closing months of WWII, the Germans were experimenting with some very fascinating aircraft designs, like the Focke-Wulf Triebflügel.

Part helicopter and part conventional plane, this aircraft used ramjets to turn its unique rotor design. Thankfully for the Allies, it never saw the light of day.

In 1944, the indestructible and unbeatable reputation of the German Army was in tatters. Under pressure from the East and West, it was gradually being pushed back to the German homeland.


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The Allies had developed mass bombing raids to smash German industry in an attempt to bring the German war machine to its knees. With the Luftwaffe seriously understaffed, though not outclassed, new means of helping protect the skies over Germany were becoming an urgent need.

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