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interceptor/fighter
one
Daimler Benz 603
1,750 hp
7,940 lbs.
12,125 lbs.
1- 30mm 2- 20mm
33' 11"
48' 6"
330 mph
475 mph
3,450 fpm
48,500 feet
1,240 miles
7/12/44
1945






Focke Wulf Ta-152 aircraft were the fastest German single propeller piston powered aircraft of World War II.

The aircraft used methanol water injection and nitrous oxide injection which could be engaged to boost the power of the engine when necessary. It was one of the first aircraft specifically designed to employ such an injection system to enable the engine to obtain emergency war power. This made it possible for outnumbered aircraft to outrun those pursuing them.

The Focke Wulf Ta-152 was employed to provide air cover over Me-262 bases. They protected the jets during take off and landings when they were most vulnerable to Allied aircraft. Although they were intended as high altitude interceptors, the aircraft proved successful during encounters with Allied aircraft flying at lower altitudes over these bases.

Due to the rush to get into production, like many other German aircraft produced in the latter part of the war, it had its share of mechanical difficulties. Many aircraft were grounded due to engine problems. When Germany surrendered, only two model C aircraft remained in service.

A total of about 150 of the high altitude interceptor aircraft were built, but only 67 production aircraft were delivered.



RC Focke Wulf Ta-152 by Tom Sparkes.


With its long wingspan the Focke Wulf Ta-152 makes an excellent slope soaring radio control airplane.

Pictured above is the RC Focke Wulf Ta-152 radio control airplane built by Tom Sparkes. It has a Zenoa 61 engine. Tom enters it in model air races.

California Sailplanes has an EPP foam 60" wing span rc Focke Wulf Ta-152 slope soarer for sale. It is controlled by two channels and has an all up weight of about 40 oz. You need to have minimum 10 mph winds to fly it. The slope soarer is intended for RC pilots with intermediate to advanced skill levels.

Ducted Fans.com has a rc Ta-152 ARF for sale. Its wingspan is 47 1/2" and length is 35". The fuselage is fiberglass, with the wings hollow molded. A 1850 Kv motor is needed to power the 40 oz. to 50 oz. scale rc model airplane.

McModels has a giant scale Ta-152 kit for sale. Its wingspan is 102" and weight is between 18 and 20 lbs. From 1.8 to 2.0 engines are needed for power.

McModels has a smaller kit of the rc Ta-152 for sale with a wingspan of 82 1/2" and a length of 75". Recommended are engines from 1.8 to 2.0 c.i.d. Weight is from 17 to 19 lbs.

Precision cut kits has a giant scale Ta-152 kit from enlarged David Anderson plans. You may also purchase just the plans. Wingspan is 114". A DA 50 motor is recommended to power the  scale rc airplane that weighs approximately 27 lb.

Kit Cutters has a David Anderson Plans Ta-152 rc airplane kit for sale. Its wingspan is 94" and it needs a 1.08 engine for power.

Pictured immediately below is the giant scale rc Focke Wulf Ta-152 ARF for sale from Aero-precikit.com built by Patrick Deslandes. It has a wingspan of 102”. Power can be a 25 -35 cc engine.  It is of all fiberglass construction.

In the second picture below is the 47.5” wingspan rc Focke Wulf Ta-152 for sale from Espirit Model. It has a length of 35”. Espirit recommends powering it with an AXI 2820/10 or Hacker A30 10L motor. For those who prefer wet power you can use .25 - .30 engine power.

The third picture down is of the rc Focke Wulf Ta-152 from S & B Model Aircraft. The all EPP rc airplane has a wingspan of 46”. You can power it with a speed 400 motor or fly it as a slope soarer.

Julian Buck wrote to tell us that Stein Model Air Combat has two rc Focke Wulf Ta-152 kits. Both kits have 49” wingspans. One of the kits is glass/ foam. The other, in the last pictured below, is of full composite materials. Either can be propelled by a .20 - .25 cu. in. glow engine or the equivalent electric motor. Thank you Julian.

If you have built a rc Focke Wulf Ta-152 radio control airplane, or would like to recommend one, please tell us.



Deslandes and his rc Focke Wulf Ta-152.


Espirit Model rc Focke Wulf Ta-152.


S&B Model rc Focke Wulf Ta-152.


Stein Model Air rc Focke Wulf Ta-152.