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MESSERSCHMITT Me 163
Specifications


Type: Single-Seat Interceptor
Origin: Messerschmitt AG
Models: B-1
First Flight:
  Glider: Spring 1941 (V1)
  Powered: August 1941
Service Delivery:
  May 1944 with I/JG400
Final Delivery: N/A

Powerplant:
 Model: Walter HWK 509A-2
 Type: Bi-Propellant Rocket
 Thrust: 3,750lb (1700kg)

Fuel:
  Capacity: N/A
  Type:
    T-Stoff (Hydrogen Peroxide)
    C-Stoff (Hydrazine/Methanol)

  Dimensions:
  Wing span: 30 ft. 7 in. (9.3m)
  Length: 18 ft. 8 in. (5.69m)
  Height: 9 ft. (2.74m)
  Wing Surface Area: N/A

Weights:
  Empty: 1,905 kg. (4,191 lb.)
  Loaded: 4,110 kg. (9,042 lb.)

Performance:
  Max. Speed:
    596mph (960kph) at 32,800 ft. (10,000m)
  Initial climb: 16,400 ft/min. (5000 m/min.)
  Service Ceiling: 54,000 ft. (16,500m)
  Range (Depending on take-off):
    under 62 mi. (100 km)

Armament:
Two 20mm Mk 108 in wing roots, each with 60 rounds


Sources:
Gunston, Bill - The Encyclodepia of the Worlds Combat aircraft, 1976, Chartwell Books, Inc., New York
Brown, Eric, Captain - Wings of the Luftwaffe, 1979, Airlife Publishing Ltd., Shrewsbury
Gunston, Bill & Wood, Tony - Hitler's Luftwaffe, 1977, Salamander Books Ltd., London
Donald, David - The Complete Encyclopedia Of World Aircraft, 1997, Brown Packaging Books Ltd., London

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