Messerschmitt Me 263 V1 Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1945
Type: Rocket-Powered, Single-Seat Interceptor Prototype
National Origin: Nazi Germany
Manufacturer(s): Junkers-Werke / Messerschmitt - Nazi Germany
Production Total: 3
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 25.69 feet (7.83 meters)
Overall Width: 31.17 feet (9.50 meters)
Overall Height: 10.40 feet (3.17 meters)
Weight (Empty): 4,641 lb (2,105 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 11,354 lb (5,150 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Walter HWK 509C bi-fuel rocket motor (BMW 109-107 series unit planned for production models) developing 4,410lb of primary thrust and 882lb of auxiliary thrust.
Maximum Speed: 547 mph (880 kph; 475 knots)
Maximum Range: 40 miles (65 km)
Service Ceiling: 45,932 feet (14,000 meters; 8.70 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 29,500 feet-per-minute (8,992 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
2 x 30mm MK 108 automatic cannons (never installed).
Global Operators / Customers
Nazi Germany (cancelled)
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
Me 263 (Scholle) - Base Series Designation; revised project designation.
M2 263 V1 - Initial prototype; flown in glider form only.
Me 263 V2 - Second prototype; to feature retractable tricycle undercarriage.
Me 263 V3 - Third prototpe; to feature 2 x 30mm armament fit for testing.
Ju 248 (Flunder) - Original designation by Junkers Aircraft.