Fw 260
Role VTOL airliner
National origin West Germany
Manufacturer Focke-Wulf
Number built 0

The Focke-Wulf Fw 260 Flamingo and Focke-Wulf Fw 300 were a pair of related VTOL airliner projects, designed by Focke-Wulf during the early 1960s. Neither aircraft was built.

Fw 260

The Fw 260 design was displayed at the Luftfahrtschau Hanover trade show in 1962. The aircraft's design included a high-mounted, slightly-swept wing, carrying two two-engined pods for jet engines providing primary thrust, intended to be in the 9,100 pounds-force (40,000 N) class each; these were fitted with vectored thrust to assist in vertical takeoff, primary thrust for which was provided by two underwing pods each carrying six Bristol Siddeley BS.59 liftjets, each producing 7,950 pounds-force (35,400 N) thrust. Up to 85 passengers could be carried;[1] this was later revised to 96.[2][3][4]

Fw 300

At the Paris Air Show in 1963, the Fw 260 design was joined by a model of the Fw 300, a short-haul variant of the Fw 260. Similar to its larger relative, it was planned to carry 48-58 passengers, with a range of 200 nautical miles (370 km; 230 mi) at 456 knots (845 km/h; 525 mph); it mounted eight lift engines, instead of the Fw 260's twelve.[2][5]

Specifications (Fw 260)

Data from Flight[1][5]

General characteristics


See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era


  1. ^ a b "Luftfahrtschau Hanover: Germany's Big Show Opens". Flight International, 3 May 1962, pages 686-687.
  2. ^ a b "Paris 1963". Flight International, 6 June 1963, page 842.
  3. ^ https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1963/1963%20-%200871.html
  4. ^ https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1963/1963%20-%202076.html
  5. ^ a b "Paris Report". Flight International, 6 June 1963, page 907.