Me 329
Role Zerstorer
Manufacturer Messerschmitt
Status Mock up only[citation needed]
Primary user Luftwaffe
Number built 0
Developed from Messerschmitt Me 265

The Messerschmitt Me 329 was a design project for a heavy fighter and ground-attack aircraft, developed towards the end of World War II. It was a competitor and possible successor to the Me 410. Like the Me 265, the Me 329 used an advanced flying wing design. Other advanced features included the pilot and navigator sitting side by side in a broad bubble canopy, and a remote-controlled rear gun in the tail. In spite of the futuristic design, the improvement in performance over the Me 410 was marginal. Development received a low priority, and while a full-scale glider was tested at Rechlin in the winter of 1944/5,[1] work on the project was cancelled shortly after.

Specifications (estimated)

Data from Luftwaffe secret projects: ground attack & special purpose aircraft [1]

General characteristics

Performance

Armament

  • internal bomb load of up to 1,000 kg (2,205 lb)

See also

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era

Related lists

References

  1. ^ a b Herwig, Dieter; Rode, Heinz (2003). Luftwaffe secret projects : ground attack & special purpose aircraft. Leicester: Midland. pp. 126–127. ISBN 978-1857801507.

Further reading