Messerschmitt Me P.1103/II
The Messerschmitt Me P.1103 was designed in 1944 (along with the FW "Volksjäger", Ju EF 126 &127 and the Bacham Ba 349 "Natter") to be a rocket-powered short-range interceptor. Construction was kept simple with the Me P.1103 mainly made of wood. The wings were shoulder mounted and faired into the rear of the canopy. The Me P.1103 was to be towed into the air by either a Bf 109G or Me 262, where it would then ignite its single Walter liquid-fueled RI 202 rocket engine. The pilot flew in a seated position and armament consisted of a single MK 108 30mm cannon, mounted below the pilot. After the attack, the Me P.1103 was landed on a retractable skid. All design work ceased when the Ba 349 was awarded a development contract.