ME-262 fighter bomber

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Sauron
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ME-262 fighter bomber

Post by Sauron » 10 May 2005 10:51

The Me-262 A-2A Sturmvogel was the fighter bomber version of the Me-262. I think it could carry a maximum load of 500 kg. of bombs. But, how performed it as a fighter bomber? And, also, the Me-262 could carry R4M rockets to be used against enemy bombers. But also existed an air to ground version of this rocket (if I am not mistaken). Was the Sturmvogel ever equipped with this weapon? Armed with these rockets, they could make attacks against enemy ground forces (for example, against armored columns). Combined with his greater speed, it could be a deadly plane, more than the rocket equipped Allied fighter bombers. Was ever used the Sturmvogel with R4M rockets?

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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 10 May 2005 13:03

Hello Sauron!!!

R4/M Air-To-Air/Air-To-Ground Rocket


Manufacturer: Heber Co., Osterode, Germany.
Dimensions:
Fuselage Diameter: 55mm
Length: 812mm
Weight: 3.85 kg.
Fuel Weight: .815kg
Explosive Weight: .520kg
Wing Span: 242mm
Wing Area: N/A

Performance:
Velocity: 525 meters per second
Range: 1500m

Targeting:
Roughly same ballistic qualities as the Mk 108 30mm cannon so the normal Revi gunsight could be used

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Re: ME-262 fighter bomber

Post by Cantankerous » 13 Mar 2021 16:06

Sauron wrote:
10 May 2005 10:51
The Me-262 A-2A Sturmvogel was the fighter bomber version of the Me-262. I think it could carry a maximum load of 500 kg. of bombs. But, how performed it as a fighter bomber? And, also, the Me-262 could carry R4M rockets to be used against enemy bombers. But also existed an air to ground version of this rocket (if I am not mistaken). Was the Sturmvogel ever equipped with this weapon? Armed with these rockets, they could make attacks against enemy ground forces (for example, against armored columns). Combined with his greater speed, it could be a deadly plane, more than the rocket equipped Allied fighter bombers. Was ever used the Sturmvogel with R4M rockets?
No. The Me 262A-2a retained only the two lower 30 mm MK 108 cannons. There was a modification of the Me 262A-1 with provisions for R4M unguided rockets, the Me 262A-1a/R7. A proposed variant, the Me 262E-2, would have been armed with 48 R4M rockets underneath the wings.

Link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messersch ... 2#Variants

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