Specifications for the
Heinkel He 162 Volksjager (Peoples Fighter)
Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft / Interceptor
Focus Model: Heinkel He 162 Volksjager (Peoples Fighter)
Country of Origin: Nazi Germany
Manufacturer: Heinkel - Germany
Initial Year of Service: 1945
Production Total: 275
Length: 29.69 ft (9.05 m)
Width: 23.62 ft (7.20 m)
Height: 8.37ft (2.55 m)
Weight (Empty): 4,519 lb (2,050 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 5,941 lb (2,695 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x BMW 0030A-1 turbojet engine developing 1,764 lb of thrust.
Maximum Speed: 522 mph (840 kmh; 454 kts)
Maximum Range: 432 miles (695 km)
Service Ceiling: 39,501 ft (12,040 m; 7.5 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 4,200 feet-per-minute (1,280 m/min)
2 x 20mm MG 151 cannons OR 2 x 30mm MK 108 cannons
He 162 - Base Model Designation
He 162 A-0 - Preproduction Aircraft totaling 10 examples.
He 162 A-1 - Fitted with 2 x 30mm MK 108 cannons.
He 162 A-2 - Fitted with 2 x 20mm MG 151/20 cannons; increased ammunition space.
He 162 A-3 - Proposed model with redesigned nose fitted with 2 x 30mm MK 108 cannons.
He 162 A-8 - Fitted with Jumo 004D-4 engine
He 162 B-1 - Proposed model; to be fitted with Heinkel-Hirth HeS 011A turbojet engine; elongated fuselage and additional wingspan; improved range and fuel space; 2 x 30mm MK 108 cannons.
He 162C - Proposed Model; based on He 162 B-1 model; Vee-tail; fitted with 2 x MK 108 cannons.
He 162D - Proposed Model; designed with forward-swept wing assembly.
He 162E - Based on the He 162A model; fitted with BMW 003R powerplant featuring liquid-fuel rocket booster; single prototype example.
He 162S - Engine-less Two-Seat Trainer Conversion to be used operated as a glider.