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Messerschmitt Me 323


Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant (Giant) Transport

Service Data

In Service: 1941 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 1941
Manufacturer: Messerschmitt
Number built: 213

Technical Data

Type: Transport

Crew: 5 men
Length: 28.15 m
Wingspan: 55 m
Wing area: 300 m²
Height: 10.15 m
Empty: 27,330 kg
Loaded: 43,000 kg
Engine: 6 × Gnome Rhône 14N 48/49 14 cylinder radial engines producing up to 1,140 hp
Maximum speed: 285 km/h
Range: 1,100 km
Service ceiling: 4,000 m
5 × 7.92 mm MG 15 mounted in nose
6 × 7.92 mm MG 34 in windows
Bomb load up to
Me 323 V-1
Me 323 V-2
Me 323 D-0
Me 323 D-1
Me 323 D-2
Me 323 D-6
Me 323 E-1
Me 323 E-2
Me 323 E-2/U1
Me 323 V-16
Me 323 V-17

Other: Transports


The Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant (Giant) was a two seat six engines high wing monoplane powered version of Me 321 transport aircraft


Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant (Giant) Transport picture 2
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Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant (Giant) Transport picture 5
Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant (Giant) Transport picture 6
Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant (Giant) Transport picture 7

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