Combat Battle Aircraft
EF 082 Wind Channel Model
As soon as WWII began, it became obvious, that the use of battle aircraft for the support of ground units is essential. It became also obvious, that the Junkers Ju87 Stuka had several insufficencies, which needed to be solved. One approach was the Ju187, which was still based on the Ju87 and which mostly addressed the aerodynamical problems of the Ju87. A second approach was a competely new battle aircraft design, which was started as EF-65 in 1939. The EF65 was a single seated battle aircraft with a BMW801.
from Herwig/Rhode "Geheimprojekte der Luftwaffe III"
The EF-82 was a further developement step of the EF65. Instead of the BMW engine this design was equipped with a Jumo 214 engine, which was a secret Junkers developement without backing of the RLM. The design also showed a lot of design improvements like a retractable undercarriage and an inside bomb compartement for 1000kg bomb load. The EF82 was also designed for aircraft carrier missions, i.e. for the "Graf Zeppelin".
Except the engine design, no further data for the EF82 or EF65 are available. It is not known, if the design was offered to the RLM.
introduced Jul 1996, transfered Aug 2017
contents last updated 15 Aug 2003