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Messerschmitt Me 264


Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerika (America) Prototype long range bomber

Service Data

In Service: 23 December 1942 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 23 December 1942
Manufacturer: Messerschmitt
Number built: 3

Technical Data

Type: Prototype long range bomber

Crew: 8 men
Length: 20.9 m
Wingspan: 43 m
Wing area: 127.7 m²
Height: 4.30 m
Empty: 23,360 kg
Loaded: 56,040 kg
Engine: 4 × BMW 801G/H 14 cylinder two row radial air cooled engine 1,730 hp each
Maximum speed: 470 km/h
Range: 15,000 km
Service ceiling: 8,000 m
4 × 13 mm MG 131 machine guns
2 × 20 mm MG 151/20 machine guns
Bomb load up to 3,000 kg carried internally
Me 264 V-1
Me 264 V-2
Me 264 V-3
Me 264A

Other: Prototypes


The Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerika (America) was a eight seat four engine all metal aircraft with cigar shaped circular section monocoque fuselage with a high aspect ratio finely tapered wing long range bomber prototype


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