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Me 262 E-2

Discussions on all (non-biographical) aspects of the Luftwaffe air units and general discussions on the Luftwaffe.

Me 262 E-2

Postby von_noobie on 06 Nov 2009 08:10

Can anybody give me anything on this proposed version of the Me 262..I know it was ment to be armed with 48 R4M's but thats all i know...
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Re: Me 262 E-2

Postby bf109 emil on 06 Nov 2009 09:02

An elite unit, "JV-44", was formed up under Adolf Galland, and racked up a number of kills before hostilities ended. Many of these kills were achieved with the new R4M 55 millimeter (2.2 inch) folding fin rockets. An Me-262 could carry a total of 24 such weapons on wooden racks, one under each wing, and if fired into a bomber formation the rockets could have a devastating effect on anything they hit. Schwalbes configured to carry the R4M were given the designation "Me-262A-1b".
http://www.vectorsite.net/avme262.html#m4
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Re: Me 262 E-2

Postby phylo_roadking on 12 Nov 2009 03:42

From "Jet Planes of the Third Reich" vol.1 Manfred Griehl -

As for Me262 designations, Me262D-1 was alternate designation of the '262 C-2b, '262 E-1 alternate designation for '262A-1a/U4 (50mm cannon), and '262E-2 was to have RA55 automatic rocket dispensers, loaded with R4M rockets.
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Re: Me 262 E-2

Postby bf109 emil on 12 Nov 2009 23:12

aw i see where i faulted as i was looking at planes actually flown as opposed to intended that never came to being...thanks Phylo!
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