US Air Force Museum - WWII - Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet
Bill Maloney

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01 Messerschmitt Me-163 02 Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet 03 Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet 04 Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet
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Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet Specifications:

Length: 19 feet, 2 inches
Wingspan: 30 feet, 7 inches
Height: 9 feet
Empty - 4206lbs Takeoff - 9502lbs
Max Speed: 593mph at 9,800 feet
Cruise Speed: N/A
Range: Powered flight endurance 7 minutes, 30 seconds
Service Ceiling: 39,700 feet
Fuel Capacity: 402 gallons internally
Powerplant: Walther HWK 109-509A-1/2 Rocket motor with 3,748lbs thrust
 Two 30mm MK 108 Cannon in the wings with 60 rounds each
 Two 13mm MG131 machine guns in the nose with 475 rounds each
 One bomb of up to 551lbs
First Flight : October 1941

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