Junkers Ju268
( Mistel V )
carrier aircraft for Mistel operations, only projected, not built

Junkers Ju268 Mistel V
from Herwig/Rhode "Geheimprojekte der Luftwaffe III"

Historical Data:

The Mistel V was a composite design of a Heinkel He162A-2 and the specially developed Arado glider bomb E377. Due to shortages at the Arado development offices, several other composites were under study as well for the E377. In late 1944 Junkers proposed the Ju268 as an alternate component for the E377-

The Ju268 was simply designed and constructed in wooden structures. The front nose was equipped with a socalled "Voreilzunder", which already was used on some Ju88 aircraft. The undercarriage was dropped after take off and was reusable. The main engines were BMW 003 or Jumo 004s plus 2 BMW 028 engines. Alternate designs saw also the use of Messerschmitt Me262 as the carrier aircraft.

A bomb payload of 10 tons should be loaded and a speed of 800km/h was projected. For Kamikaze missions a manned version of the Ju268 was under study as well with a glazed cockpit section in the front of the aircraft. The Ju268 was not built.

Technical Data:
Aircraft year engine length
in m
in m
wing area
im sqm
net weight
in kg
in kg
seats speed
in km/h
in km
Ju268 1943 2 x Porsche 005 with 600kg 12,95 13,05 n/a n/a 10000 0 800 n/a

Further reading at other Sites:
Mistel V (views and data)

12th July 2003
The Hugo Junkers Homepage
at http://www.junkers.de.vu
Horst Zoeller, Germany, July 1996

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