Specifications for the
Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet (Comet)
Focus Model: Messerschmitt Me163 B01a Komet (Comet)
Country of Origin: Nazi Germany
Manufacturer: Messerschmitt - Germany
Initial Year of Service: 1944
Length: 19.62 ft (5.98 m)
Width: 30.61 ft (9.33 m)
Height: 9.02ft (2.75 m)
Weight (Empty): 4,189 lb (1,900 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 9,480 lb (4,300 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Walter 109-509A-2 liquid-fueled rocket motor generating 3,800lbs of thrust for 7.5 minutes of powered flight.
Maximum Speed: 659 mph (1,060kmh; 572 kts)
Maximum Range: 25 miles (40km)
Service Ceiling: 39,698 ft (12,100 m; 7.5 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 31,500 feet per minute (9,601 m/min)
2 x 20mm cannons OR 2 x 30mm cannons in wing roots.
DFS 194 - Tailless research glider of which the Me 163 is based on.
Nazi Germany; Japan (Mitsubishi J8M)