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Messerschmitt Me 262 (Schwalbe)

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The Messerschmitt Me 262, nicknamed Schwalbe ('swallow' in German, in hunting versions) and Sturmvogel ('petrel', in attack versions), was the first jet fighter jet in the world to enter service. [4] It was designed and built in Germany during World War II and entered service with the Luftwaffe in 1944 as a fighter plane. However, it was also used for other tasks including ground attack, reconnaissance and even night fighter versions.


General Characteristics

  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 40.8ft (12.4m)
  • Length 36.6ft (11.1m)
  • Height 14.6ft (4.5m)
  • Empty Weight -195,127lbs (-88,508kg)
  • Loaded Weight 16,639lbs (7,547kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 13.505
  • Wing Loading 48.9lbs/ft2 (238.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 340.4ft2 (31.6m2)
  • Drag Points 8574


  • Number of Parts 386
  • Control Surfaces 3