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Messerschmitt Me 261

Prototype




Messerschmitt Me 261 Adolfine Prototype long range reconnaissance

Service Data

In Service: 23 December 1940 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 23 December 1940
Manufacturer: Messerschmitt
Number built: 3

Technical Data

Type: Prototype long range reconnaissance

Crew: 3 man
Length: 16.69 m
Wingspan: 26.87 m
Wing area: 76 m²
Height: 4.72 m
Empty: kg
Loaded: kg
Engine: 2 × Daimler-Benz DB 610A 24 cylinder inverted vee engine, from two coupled Daimler-Benz DB 605 engines producing up to 2,700 hp each
Maximum speed: 620 km/h
Range: 11,000 km
Service ceiling: 8,250 m
Armament:
none
Electronics:
Operators: Luftwaffe
Variants:
Me 261 V-1
Me 261 V-2
Me 261 V-3

Other: Prototypes
Articles:

History

The Messerschmitt Me 261 Adolfine was a five seat twin engine similar in design to the BF 110 long range reconnaissance only three prototypes built

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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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