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MESSERSCHMITT Me.262A-1
1942
 
FIGHTER
 
     
 Me.262 FAMILY
 
 Messerschmitt Me.262 V1
 
 Messerschmitt Me.262 V3
 
 Messerschmitt Me.262 V5
 
 Messerschmitt Me.262 V9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Me.262 CONTEMPORARIES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OVERVIEW
 
 

The Messerschmitt Me.262A-1 was the worlds first jet aircraft to reach operational status in World War II.

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DATA
 
 
MESSERSCHMITT Me.262A-1
 
CLASSIFICATION
CLASS :
 FIGHTER
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN :
 GERMANY
MANUFACTURER :
 MESSERSCHMITT AG
FIRST FLIGHT :
 JULY 1942
SERVICE DELIVERY :
 APRIL 1944
NUMBER BUILT :
 1,430
   
SPECIFICATION
SPAN :
 41.5 ft (12.51 m)
LENGTH :
 34 ft 9 in (10.61 m)
HEIGHT :
 12 ft 7 in ( 3.83 m)
WING AREA :
 234 sq ft (21.7 sq m)
WEIGHT EMPTY :
 8,366 lbs (3,795 kg)
WEIGHT LOADED :
 14,272 lbs (6,473 kg)
WEIGHT MAX :
 15,720 lbs (7,130 kg)
POWER PLANT :
 Two Junkers Jumo 109-004 B-1 Eight-Stage Axial-Flow Gas Turbine
 
  Unit Each Producing 1,980 lbf (8.8 kN) of Thrust
ARMAMENT :
 4 x 30mm Fixed MK 108 Cannons in Nose
 
 24 R4M Air-to-Air Rockets (Optional)
BOMB LOAD :
 None
CREW :
 1: Pilot
   
PERFORMANCE
LANDING SPEED :
 
CRUISING SPEED :
 459 mph (740km/h)
MAXIMUM SPEED :
 540 mph ( 870 km/h)
CLIMB RATE :
 Climb to 26,240 ft in 11 mins
RANGE :
 650 mi (1,046 km)
SERVICE CEILING :
 39,360 ft (12,000 m)
 
 
 
 
REFERENCES
 
 

Gunston, Bill. The Illustrated Directory of Fighting Aircraft of World War II. New York: Prentice Hall Press. 1988. ISBN 0-13-450454-2.

Smith, J. Richard & Creek, Eddie J. Me 262 - Volume Four. Connecticut: AIRtime Publishing Inc., 2000. ISBN 1-903223-040.

Gunston, Bill. JANE'S Fighting Aircraft of World War II. New Jersey: Crescent Books, 1992. ISBN 0-517-67964-7.

 
 
     
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