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MESSERSCHMITT Bf 162



Type: Light Bomber
Origin: Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG
Models: V1 to V3
First Flight: Spring 1937
Service Delivery: None
Final Delivery: None

Engine:
Model: Daimler-Benz DB 600Aa
Type: Inverted V12 Liquid Cooled
Number: Two      Horsepower: 986 hp

Dimensions:
Wing span: 17.16m (56 ft. 3½ in.)
Length: 12.75m (41 ft. 10 in.)
Height: 3.58m (11 ft. 9 in.)
Wing Surface Area: N/A
Weights:
Empty: 4400kg (9,700 lbs.)
Loaded: 5800kg (12,787 lbs.)

Performance:
Maximum Speed: 480kph (298 mph)
Initial climb: N/A
Service Ceiling: N/A
Range: 485 Miles (780 km)

Armament:
Ten 110 lb. (50kg) bombs
And additional two 551 lb. (250kg) externally as overload.

Avionics: N/A


Comments:
This aircraft was derived from the Bf 110 in response to a 1935 RLM specification for a Schnellbomber (Fast Bomber). The German propaganda department release a picture in 1939-1940 of this aircraft and called it the Messerschmitt Jaguar. The Bf 161 was a similar aircraft with a different nose and was to be used as a reconnaissance.

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