Deutsche Flugzeugfirma DF-04 Jet Fighter
Armament (DF-04A): 4x .50 Caliber Machine Guns
Powerplant: J47-GE-35 Turbojet
Top Speed: 670 mph
After the Second World War, West Germany (in this universe) was allowed to continue producing military aircraft, but only by one company that must be operated by the government. This company was to be known as the Deutsche Flugzeugfirma. After a few failed designs that were never produced, the company produced the DF-04 which was quickly adopted by the West German military (Both the Luftwaffe and Marine) as well as a few other nations.
RAF: The RAF bought one squadron of aircraft (20) in 1949 to be operated by the No. 603 Squadron. They were sold to the Indian Air Force in 1953.
Third Reich Luftwaffe: This one is just for a friend and doesn't fit with the lore/alt history of the other operators.
West German Navy: The Bundeswehr Marine operated 4 squadrons of DF-04s from 1949 to 1954.
West German Air Force: The Bundeswehr Luftwaffe was the largest operator of the DF-04, operating 7 squadrons.
Indian Air Force: The Indian Air Force operated the 20 aircraft sold to them by the British until 1961, under the command of No. 47 Squadron.
In 1954, all but two German aircraft were retired and converted into remotely controlled target drones, a configuration in which they would remain until the last aircraft was destroyed in 1966. The remaining two were placed in museums. The main drawback of the DF-04 was it's small armament (it was not capable of underwing stores) and it's poor high-speed maneuverability.
Constructive criticism (on both drawing and concept) welcome.
Worklist (FD Scale):
Revising the F-9 Naval Fighter
Tactical Bomber variant, AMCD 938
Projects on hold:
North American Super Fury
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