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The Hütter Hü 136 was an experimental dive-bomber design produced by German engineers Wolfgang and Ulrich Hütter during World War II.

The Hütters, best known as glider designers, responded to Reich Air Ministry calls for high-performance, strongly-built dive bombers. The Sturzbomber or Stubo specification came in two parts: Stubo 1, a single-seater with the flight capabilities of a fighter but armoured and with a 500kg bombload; and Stubo 2, a two-seat bomber with similar performance but a 1,000kg bombload.

The Hu 136 design was highly innovative, with the pilot sitting far to the rear of the aircraft, his cockpit forming part of the vertical tail surface. The design had no undercarriage, with a jettiisonable dolly for takeoff and a retractable skid for landing. To overcome the likelihood of contact between the propellor and the ground on landing, the propellor would be blown off before landing and descend separately by parachute.

The German Air Ministry (Reichsluftfahrtministerium) did not pursue the design, preferring to adopt the existing Henschel Hs 129.

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 7.20m ()
  • Wingspan: 6.50m ()
  • Height: ()
  • Loaded weight: 3,700kg ()

Performance

References

  • Luftwaffe Secret Projects - Ground Attack & Special Purpose Aircraft, D. Herwig & H. Rode, ISBN 1-85780-150-4
  • Hu 136 at luft46.com

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