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Heinkel He 162 Salamander (Volksjäger)

The He 162 V1

Specifications For A2
    Engine: 1x BMW 003 turbojet
    Wing Span: 7.20 m
    Length: 2.60 m
    Height: 2.60 m
    Weight: Empty 1,663 kg / Loaded 2,695 kg
    Maximum Speed: 905 km/h
    Ceiling: 12,000 m
    Range: 975 km
    Crew: 1
    Armament: 2x 20mm cannons

Designed in response to the Volksjager competition the He 162 was based on Heinkels P.1073, which explains why it only took about 90 days from drawing board to the first flight on the 6/12/44, with the first mission being on the 26/4/1945, the He 162 managed two "Kills" in it's brief service career. Around 310 aircraft were made by May 1945, with another 500 partly completed. A number of different engines were tried with the He 162 they were:-

Engine type
Aircraft type
A line up of Heinkel He 162 A-2s at Leck May 1945
    BMW 003
    BMW 0003R
    Junkers Jumo 004 D/E
    Argus As 014 x2
    Argus As 044
    Heinkel He S 011
    A-8 (M-11/12)
    A-9 (M14/15)
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