Triebflugels in action

The Focke-Wulf Triebflugel is one of the aircraft that appears in Strikers video games. They only appear as enemies in Strikers 1945 and Strikers 1945 II (including it's remake)


The Focke-Wulf Triebflügel or Triebflügeljäger, literally meaning "thrust-wing hunter", was a German concept for an aircraft designed in 1944, during the final phase of World War II as a defence against the ever-increasing Allied bombing raids on central Germany. It was a vertical take-off and landing tailsitter interceptor design for local defense of important factories or areas which had small or no airfields.

The Triebflügel had only reached wind-tunnel testing when the Allied forces reached the production facilities. No complete prototype was ever built.

In Strikers 1945, the Triebflügel is one of the aircraft that produced by CANY.


  • Unlike the other enemy aircraft, the Triebflugel flies vertically.
  • In Strikers 1945 II, the Iron Casket boss launches several Triebflugel enemies to attack the player's aircraft. However, that feature was removed in Strikers 1945 Plus, where it launches Shooting Stars instead.