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Messerschmitt Me 209

Prototype




Messerschmitt Me 209 Prototype fighter speed record aircraft

Service Data

In Service: 1 August 1938

Production Data

First Flight: 1 August 1938
Manufacturer: Messerschmitt
Number built:

Technical Data

Type: Prototype fighter speed record aircraft

Crew: 1 man
Length: 7.24 m
Wingspan: 10.04 m
Wing area:
Height:
Empty:
Loaded: 2,800 kg
Engine: 1 × Daimler-Benz DB 601 ARJ 12 cylinder liquid cooled supercharged 60° inverted Vee piston engine producing up to 1,800 hp
Maximum speed: 755 km/h
Range:
Service ceiling: 11,000 m
Armament:
none
Electronics:
Operators: Luftwaffe
Variants:
Me 209 V-1
Me 209 V-2
Me 209 V-3
Me 209 V-4

Other: Prototypes
Articles:

History

The Messerschmitt Me 209 was a single seat single engine low wing monoplane built for breaking the current speed record fighter

Gallery

Messerschmitt Me 209 Prototype fighter speed record aircraft picture 2
Messerschmitt Me 209 Prototype Prototype fighter speed record aircraft 3

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Sources

The Warplanes of the Third Reich.
ISBN-10: 0385057822

German Aircraft of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0370000242

Hitler's Luftwaffe.
ISBN-10: 051718771X

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