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Heinkel He 280
By the end ofhowever, the third prototype was fitted with refined versions of the HeS 8 engine and was ready for its next demonstration. History Press,p. Retrieved from ” https: The head designer was Robert Lusserwho began the project under the designation He in late The first prototype was completed in the summer ofbut the HeS 8 intended to power it was running into difficulties.
On 22 Septemberwhile work on the engine continued, the first prototype started glide tests with ballasted pods hung in place of its engines. Here, the jet demonstrated its vastly superior speed, completing four laps of an oval course before the Fw could complete three.
The Heinkel He was the first turbojet -powered fighter aircraft in the world. The type was then demonstrated to Ernst Udethead of RLM’s development wing, on 5 April, but like its predecessor, it apparently failed to make an impression. Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 17 Augustat October Learn how and when to remove this template message.
Schiffer Military History, p. Reich Air Ministry aircraft designations. It was inspired by Ernst Heinkel ‘s emphasis on research into high-speed flight and built on the company’s experience with the He jet prototype.
However, government funding was lacking at the critical stage of initial development. However, this engine also had problems and delays. Less than two weeks later, on 27 March, Erhard Milch cancelled the project. The Jumo engines were much larger and heavier than the HeS 8 that the plane had been designed for, and while it flew well enough on its first powered flights from 16 Marchit was clear that this engine was unsuitable.
Over the next year, progress was slow due to the ongoing engine problems. The seat worked perfectly, but the aircraft was lost and never found. The Jumo powered Me appeared to have most of the qualities of the Hebut was better matched to its engine.
Heinkel He – Wikipedia
Bad weather caused the aircraft to ice up, and before the jets could be tested, pilot Helmut Schenk became the first person to put an ejection seat to use. Articles with short description Articles lacking in-text citations from October All articles lacking in-text citations All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September Commons category link from Wikidata.
Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Engine problems continued to plague the project. Heinkel was ordered to abandon the He and focus attention on bomber development and construction, something he remained bitter about until his death.
In the meantime, alternative powerplants were considered, including the Argus As pulsejet that powered the V-1 flying bomb.
Ue-280b second engine design, the HeS 30 was also undergoing development, both as an interesting engine in its own right, as well as a potential replacement for the HeS 8.