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the Focke-Wulf Fw 860 tailsitter concept - designed to meet the requirements of West Germany’s Bundesministerium der Verteidigung (BMVg, “Ministry of Defense”) for a high-altitude supersonic fighter-interceptor in 1957.

image via the legendary Josef Gatial, diagram via the AIAA V/STOL archives

(see also: The Grumman Nutcracker)

the Focke-Wulf Fw 860 tailsitter concept - designed to meet the requirements of West Germany’s Bundesministerium der Verteidigung (BMVg, “Ministry of Defense”) for a high-altitude supersonic fighter-interceptor in 1957.

image via the legendary Josef Gatial, diagram via the AIAA V/STOL archives

(see also: The Grumman Nutcracker)