Focke-Wulf Fw 300

This article is about the WWII aircraft project. For the 1960s VTOL transport project, see Focke-Wulf Fw 260.
Fw 300
Role Civil airliner, transport, reconnaissance
Manufacturer Focke-Wulf
Designer Kurt Tank
Status proposal
Primary user Luftwaffe (intended)
Number built 0
Developed from Focke-Wulf Fw 200

The Focke-Wulf Fw 300 was a proposed very-long-range civil airliner, transport, reconnaissance aircraft and anti-ship aircraft designed by Focke-Wulf in 1941 and 1942. The design was intended to replace the Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor.

Design and development

The proposed Fw 300 had an all-metal airframe, a low-wing cantilever configuration, and a pressurized fuselage possessing a smoothly contoured forward fuselage and nose, somewhat reminiscent of the Boeing Stratocruiser airliner in shape. Space was provided for up to 50 passengers in individual compartments. The landing gear was retractable. Four wing-mounted piston engines were proposed to drive the aircraft. Two engine candidates were:

Both engines were liquid-cooled.

In the proposed military configuration, the eight-man crew were to have been enclosed in one pressure cabin and the defensive gun armament operated remotely. For anti-ship missions, it would have carried guided missiles.

Design work continued during the first years of the war, but was shelved as the need for long-range bombers or other long-range efforts diminished and other priorities emerged, construction of a prototype was never started.

Specifications (proposed)

General characteristics

or 4 x 1,324 kW (1,776 hp) Daimler-Benz DB 603E inverted V-12 liquid-cooled piston engines



See also

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
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