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Messerschmitt Me 265


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Service Data

In Service:

Production Data

First Flight:
Manufacturer: Messerschmitt
Number built: none

Technical Data

Type: Fighter project

Crew: 2 men
Length: 10 m
Wingspan: 17.4 m
Wing area: 45 m²
Height: 3.8 m
Empty: 6,300 kg
Loaded: 11,000 kg
Engine: 2 × Daimler-Benz DB 603A 12 cylinder liquid cooled supercharged inverted Vee piston engine producing up to1,750 hp each
Maximum speed: 675 km/h
Range: 2,000 km
Service ceiling: 9,500 m
2 × 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns firing forward
2 × 13 mm MG 131 machine guns remote controlled firing rearward
2 × 20 mm MG 151/20 machine guns firing forward
Bomb load up to
Operators: Luftwaffe

Other: Projects


The Messerschmitt Me 265 was a single seat twin engine tailless fighter project with pusher propellers


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