Messerschmitt Me 163B 'Komet'

by   5,354 PhantomBladeCorp  7 days ago

The Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet, designed by Alexander Lippisch, was a German rocket-powered fighter aircraft. It is the only rocket-powered fighter aircraft ever to have been operational and the first piloted aircraft of any type to exceed 1000 km/h (621 mph) in level flight. Its design was revolutionary and its performance unprecedented. German test pilot Heini Dittmar in early July 1944 reached 1,130 km/h (700 mph), an unofficial flight airspeed record unmatched by turbojet-powered aircraft for almost a decade. Over 300 aircraft were built, but the Komet proved ineffective in its dedicated role as an interceptor aircraft and was responsible for the destruction of only about nine to eighteen Allied aircraft against ten losses.

The one which was uploaded earlier was removed due to a huge part count (mirror bugs).
After a long time since the "Rottes Komet" was uploaded, I decided to bring it back from the dead and listened to the community's wish to see it painted in real army colours. With a few subtle changes and a redefined paint scheme, you can now fly again in one of the best Komet replicas on the website.

AG 1 to jettison the landing skid.
Besides that, the plane is a replica (as mentioned earlier). It's very close to a 1:1:1. It's also got fuel for about 7 minutes (like the historical Me 163) and only two MK103B 30mm cannons.

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s) +7 bonus
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 31.8ft (9.7m)
  • Length 19.7ft (6.0m)
  • Height 10.8ft (3.3m)
  • Empty Weight 1,050lbs (476kg)
  • Loaded Weight 4,037lbs (1,831kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.782
  • Wing Loading 19.8lbs/ft2 (96.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 203.8ft2 (18.9m2)
  • Drag Points 5380

Parts

  • Number of Parts 249
  • Control Surfaces 7
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    Wow! Very close to 1500 downloads!
    I have to say that I'm surprised. I never thought that this aircraft would get so much attention. It has surpassed the old one.

    When it reaches 1500 downloads, be sure to expect a super high detailed version of it. (Yeah, changed to 1500 because reasons)

    4 days ago
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    I was about to build this then I saw it on the front page, noice job m8, most likely would have been MUCH better than mine tbh

    6 days ago
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    In Germany, we don't need landing gear to land plane, we just need large open field and blindly obedient pilot :)

    7 days ago
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    935 zealt

    @PhantomBladeCorp oh you can xml it to have no collisions and that will fix that

    7 days ago
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    @InternationalAircraftCompany It's because the first one had around 315 pieces (see the mirror bug explanation). I got it down to 249 which is still high, but mobile- and potato-friendly.

    7 days ago
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    No, I got it two notifications in my jet stream about it. @PhantomBladeCorp

    7 days ago
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    @zealt It did have a propeller on the front. It worked fine in-flight. Once you started to decelerate and prepared for landing, the propeller would spin like crazy and explode.
    That's why it doesn't have a propeller.

    7 days ago
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    935 zealt

    @PhantomBladeCorp cool I love it but you forgot the propeller on the front. I study planes on my spare time and I don't mean to be rude this is still accurate

    7 days ago
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    @cobalT I'm glad you like it!

    7 days ago
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    @VisableAce217 Mirror bug. Last time when I removed them there were no cockpits remaining.

    Essentially, extremely small pieces get mirrored like 10 times. They have exactly the same X, Y and Z coordinates.
    I don't know what kind of bug is responsible for this. Anyway, I was able to bring it down to 249 pieces from 315 which is pretty mobile- and potato-friendly.

    7 days ago
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    25.6k bjac0

    Also noice

    7 days ago
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    18.9k cobalT

    So sleek!

    7 days ago
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    I'd like to ask, why is there 123 extra cockpits. I crashed and there was lots and lots of extremely small cockpits

    7 days ago
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    225 typeZERO

    I was redesigning your Red Komet and fitted it with an MPS (Missile Propulsion System)
    Rocket Engine for more Realism, but not finished yet....... Hope you make Komet with Rocket Engine Soon..... :)

    7 days ago
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    @Baldovino Sekrit dokumints.
    Also, yours looks nice too.

    7 days ago
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    17.3k Baldovino

    Bingo... I published my own just 12 hours ago. :D Your one it's very nice, I really like it. If you want to try my one, it's here:

    My one

    Just a curiosity... are you too working on a He-162? :P If yes, let's run to buy some lottery tickets... :D

    7 days ago
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    @BogdanX It's almost the same as the old one. Kept it as simplistic as possible.

    Builds with more detail will come later, however.

    7 days ago
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    @Flash0of0green That "someone else" was actually me. My old account.

    7 days ago
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    I'm not talking about your version someone else uploaded their own version of this about 2 to 3 months ago. @PhantomBladeCorp

    7 days ago
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    52.2k BogdanX

    too bad you didn't made the extensible landing skate, also really unstable on pitching.
    Looks good

    7 days ago
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    @Flash0of0green The earlier upload was deleted due to a high part count. Essentially, I used the mirror function because I was in a hurry to reupload it. Because the cockpit is extremely small, the game mirrored it too. Thus, I ended up with over 300 pieces.

    7 days ago
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    Yha I know I read up on it on before its earlier upload.@PhantomBladeCorp

    7 days ago
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    @XxcreedexX Thanks :)

    7 days ago
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    5,350 XxcreedexX

    Awesome Great Job @PhantomBladeCorp

    7 days ago
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    @Flash0of0green The plane itself was hard to fly with. The rocket engine was dangerous. Plus, it only had fuel for about 7 minutes (which I tried to accurately recreate in the game).

    7 days ago
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