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Messerschmitt Me 263

Prototype




Messerschmitt Me 263 Prototype fighter interceptor

Service Data

In Service: 1944 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 1944
Manufacturer: Messerschmitt
Number built: 1

Technical Data

Type: Prototype fighter

Crew: 1 man
Length: 7.88 m
Wingspan: 9.5 m
Wing area: 17.91 m²
Height: 2.7 m
Empty: 2,000 kg
Loaded: 5,300 kg
Engine: 1 × Walter HWK 109-509C-3 liquid fuel bipropellant rocket engine producing up to 1,700 kg of thrust
Maximum speed: 950 km/h
Range: 160 km
Service ceiling: 16,000 m
Armament:
2 × 30 mm MK 108 cannons in wing roots
Bomb load up to
Electronics:
Operators: Luftwaffe
Variants:
Me 263 V-1

Other: Prototypes
Articles:

History

The Messerschmitt Me 263 was a single seat single rocket engine a redesign of the Me 163 undertaken by Junkers as Ju 248 then the designation changed again to Me 263 interceptor

Gallery

Messerschmitt Me 263 Prototype fighter interceptor picture 2

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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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