Messerschmitt Me-262
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Messerschmitt Me-262 - German jet

Messerschmitt Me-262 - German jet

The most common and effective - German jet. For the first time it was defeated in June 26 1944 years (Adolf Schreiber). The greatest number of victories in the Me-262 had pilots of the Luftwaffe:

Heinher Bair - 16 (total 221); Franz Schalle - 14 (137); Hermann Buchner - 12 (58); Georg Peter Eder 12 (78); Erich Rudorfer - 12 (222); Karl Schnorrer - 11 (46). Me-262 in combat capabilities surpassed all aircraft of its time. German pilots engaged in battle with superior enemy forces many times over. 19 March 1945. 28 Me-262 aircraft grappled with 1300 American bombers and 750 escort fighters. The best Luftwaffe pilots flew in the jet "Messerschmitt": Johannes Steinhoff (176 of general victories, 6 of them on Me-262), Walter Novotny (248), etc.

Messerschmitt Me-262 and

The first flight of the Me-262 with piston engine It was made in the spring of 1941, and since then, the flights were carried out regularly. Since March 1942 years on the aircraft as a power plant used two jet engine Jumo-004.

Plane Me-262 out in various modifications, at least 25. Serially produced and the prototype fighters, fighter-bombers, night fighters, trainers, double and other versions. We used the latest blind landing system, radar equipment, modern, including the reactor sights and various options for arming (bomb load - up to 1000 kg vertically disposed guns, missiles, cannon caliber 30, 50, 55 mm and others.).

Messerschmitt Me-262The performance characteristics of fighter Messerschmitt Me-262 «Schwalbe"

  • Wingspan 12,5 m
  • Xnumx length m
  • 3,8 height m
  • Wing area 21,8 m2
  • Specific load on the wing ... 293 kg / m2
  • Takeoff weight 6400 kg
  • Speed, maximum 865 km / h
  • Practical ceiling 12 000 m
  • Rate of climb 1200 m / min
  • Flight range 850 km
  • Armament 4x30 mm MK 108
  • The power plant - two turbojet engines "Jumo Yunkers-» 109-004 V Rod - 900 kg.

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