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Messerschmitt Me 262A


Messerschmitt Me 262A Fighter

Service Data

In Service: 18 April 1941 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 18 April 1941
Manufacturer: Messerschmitt
Number built: 1,430 All variants

Technical Data

Type: Fighter

Crew: 1 man
Length: 10.65 m
Wingspan: 12.5 m
Wing area: 21.68 m²
Height: 3.83 m
Empty: 4,000 kg
Loaded: 6,775 kg
Engine: 2 × Junkers Jumo 004B turbojet producing up to 900 kg of thrust each
Maximum speed: 868 k/mh
Range: 845 km
Service ceiling: 11,000 m
4 × 30 mm MK 108 cannons
24 × 55 mm R4/M air-to-air missile
Bomb load up to 2 × 250 kg
Operators: Luftwaffe
Me 262A
Me 262 A-0
Me 262 A-1a Schwalbe
Me 262 A-1a/R-1
Me 262 A-1a/U1
Me 262 A-1a/U2
Me 262 A-1a/U3
Me 262 A-1a/U4
Me 262 A-1a/U5
Me 262 A-1b
Me 262 A-2a Sturmvogel
Me 262 A-2a/U1
Me 262 A-2a/U2
Me 262 A-3a
Me 262 A-4a
Me 262 A-5a
Me 262B
Me 262C

Other: Fighters



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