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Messerschmitt ME109

Messerschmitt BF109
Messerschmitt ME109

Messerschmitt Bf 109

Type: Single Seat Fighter
Description : Low Wing Monoplane
Designer: W. Messerschmitt
Wingspan : 32 feet 4.5 inches ( 9.87 m )
Length : 28 feet 4.25 inches ( 8.66 m )
Height (max): 8 feet 2.5 inches ( 2.5 m )
Wing Area : 242 sq feet ( 22.48m2 )
Weight empty : 4,856 lb ( 2010 kg )
Weight loaded : 5,532 ( 2506 kg )
Power Plant : Daimler Benz DB601A 12 cylinder liquid cooled engine B.H.P. :1050 bhp
Armament : Machine guns
Performance Maximum speed : 387 mph ( 623 kph ) at 18,000ft ( 5610 m ) Initial Climb rate : 2,300 ft per min ( 700 m per min )
Ceiling : 36,000 ft (10,950 m ) Range : 575 miles ( 925 km )


Luftwaffe trainees being shown the Liberator gunners' fields of fire.