Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
DFS 194 - Tailless research glider of which the Me 163 is based on.
Me 163 - Base series designation
Me 163 V1 - Initial Prototype Model
Me 163 V2 - Prototype
Me 163 V3 - Prototype
Me 163 V4 - Prototype
Me 163 V5 - Prototype
Me 163A - Initial prototype of which five were produced.
Me 163A-0 - Eight pre-production examples based on the Me 163 prototype.
Me 163B - Streamlined mass-production model; featuring improved rocket motor.
Me 163B-0 - Pre-production models; fitted with 2 x 20mm MG 151/20 cannons in wing roots.
Me 163B-1 - Production-quality airframes fitted with 2 x 30mm cannons in wing roots.
Me 163S - Proposed dual-seat conversion trainer from modified Me 163B airframes.
Mitsubishi J8M "Shusui" - Japanese variant based on acquired Me 163 manufacturing rights in 1943.