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Messerschmitt Me 163B


Messerschmitt Me 163B Fighter

Service Data

In Service: 1 September 1941 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 1 September 1941
Manufacturer: Messerschmitt
Number built: 500 All variants

Technical Data

Type: Fighter interceptor

Crew: 1 man
Length: 5.69 m
Wingspan: 9.32 m
Wing area: 19.62 m²
Height: 2.74 m
Empty: 1,905 kg
Loaded: 4,110 kg
Engine: 1 × Walter HWK 109-509A-2 liquid fuel bipropellant rocket engine producing up to 1,700 kg of thrust
Maximum speed: 596 km/h
Range: 80 km
Service ceiling: 12,100 m
2 × 30 mm Mk 108 cannons in wing roots
Bomb load up to
Operators: Luftwaffe
DFS 194
Me 163A
Me 163B
Me 163C
Me 163S

Other: Fighters



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