Sunday, October 25, 2009

German 2nd World war Aeroplanes

The desigh of the German world war 2 planes commenced years before the conflict. When the armistice that puts an end to the first world war is signed in Nivember 1918, th epower of the German army and aviations is still considerable.

The below are the planes Germany used in 2nd world war the names are...

Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun (Typhoon)

Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (Bavarian Aircraft Works) developed the Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun. It was a German built designed as a two-seat sports/recreation aircraft for competition in the 4th Challenge de Tourisme Internationale (1934). It was an all metal construction. Later, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter plane used many of the same design features.
Type:Four Seat Communications & Liaison
Design:Willy Messerschmitt
Engine(s):240 hp (179 kW) Argus As 10C engine
Max Speed:315 km/h (196 mph) at 1000 m (3,300 ft)
Max Range:1,000 km (620 mi)
Ceiling:20,341ft (6,200m; 3.9miles)
Length:8.3 m (27 ft 2 in)
Height:2.3 m (7 ft 6 in)
Width:34.45ft (10.50m)
Empty Weight:860 kg (1,887 lb)
MTO Weight:3,086lbs (1,400kg)
Wingspan:10.5 m (34 ft 5 in)

Heinkel He 219 Uhu (Eagle-Owl)

The Heinkel He 219 was originally developed as a private project, the P.1060 recon-bomber, but it got no attention until 1941, when it was accepted as a night fighter. It was primarily built to counter the advances being made the British Royal Air Force’s night time bombing raids on German interests.

The first prototype was flown on 15 November 1942. It was powered by two 1,750hp Daimler-Benz DB 603A engines and originally armed with two 20mm MG151 cannons in a ventral tray and a moveable 13mm (0.51in) MG131 machinegun in the rear cockpit. The system was built with a slim-line streamlined fuselage with the cockpit mounted extreme forward providing unparalleled vision from all around the cockpit for a 2 personnel crew. A pilot and a radar operator, each seated in a tandem, back-to-back, arrangement. Engines were assembled in such a way that they remain away from the fuselage wing roots on monoplane wings and the tail assembly was twin vertical fin "T"-type arrangement. It was the first operational combat aircraft in the world to have ejection seats installed. It was also the first aircraft under Luftwaffe that featured a tricycle-type powered landing gear assembly.

Heinkel He 219 Uhu (Eagle-Owl)

Length:15.5 m (51 ft 0 in)
Wingspan:18.5 m (60 ft 8 in)
Height:4.4 m (14 ft 5 in)
Wing area:44.4 m² (478 ft²)
Max takeoff weight:13,580 kg (29,900 lb)
Engine:2× Daimler-Benz DB 603E liquid-cooled inverted V12 engine, 1,800 PS (1,324 kW) each
Propellers:VDM three blade constant speed airscrew
Maximum speed:616 km/h (333 knots, 385 mph)
Range:1,540 km (831 nm, 960 mi)
Service ceiling:9,300 m (30,500 ft)
Guns:up to 4× 20 mm (0.787 in) MG 151 cannon in a detachable fairing under the fuselage, 300 rounds/gun
2× 20 mm (0.787 in) MG 151 cannon in wing roots, 300 rounds/gun
2× 30 mm MK 108, Schr├Ąge Musik (oriented 65° above horizontal), 100 rounds/gun

Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin)

Developed as early as 1939 but not seeing operational trials until 1942, the He 177 was designed by Heinkel Flugzeugwerke to be used by German Luftwaffe during World War 2. Aircrews had nicknamed it the Luftwaffenfeuerzeug (Luftwaffe's lighter) or the ill-famed 'Flaming Coffin' because of the engines' tendency to catch fire on the early versions of the aircraft. The Heinkel He 177 Greif might have been an excellent heavy bomber for Germany, if it had not been detested because of its engine troubles. As a result, its production was ceased in 1944.

Length:22 m (72 ft 2 in)
Wingspan:31.44 m (103 ft 1 in)
Height:6.7 m (21 ft)
Wing area:101.5 m² (1,092 ft²)
Empty weight:16,800 kg (37,000 lb)
Loaded weight:31,000 kg (68,340 lb)
Engine:2× Daimler-Benz DB 610 (twin DB 605) 24-cylinder liquid-cooled inline engines, 2,950 hp (2,170 kW) each
Maximum speed:565 km/h (350 mph) at 6,100 m (21,000 ft)
Service ceiling:9,400 m (30,800 ft)
Guns:2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon
3 x MG 131 machine gun
3 x MG 81 machine gun
Bombs:up to 7,200 kg (15,873 lb) of bombs or 3 guided missiles (Henschel Hs 293 or Fritz X)

He 162 Volksjager Salamander:
Third Reich jet fighter of last resort

The Heinkel He 162 jet aircraft was designed and assembled in three months in an all-out effort to prevent the defeat of Germany near the end of World War 2. Though it was a technical marvel for its time, the aircraft was designed to be among the less expensive and could be built by semi-skilled labor from non-strategic materials like wood. The airplane’s name (Volksjager) literally means “people’s fighter”. This aircraft was meant to be flown by the Hitlerian Youth, young men and women who were for the most part in their teens. Those pilots received their training on gliders and would then pass directly to the jet aircraft.

ww2 aircraft



single-seat interceptor


23' 7" (7.2m)


29' 8" (9m)


6' 6" (2.6m)

Wing area

120 sq ft (11.16 sq m)


One BMW 003E-1 or E-2 Orkan single-shaft turbojet

Weight, empty

4,796 lb (2180 kg)

Weight, loaded

5,940 lb (2695 kg)

Max Speed

490 mph (784 km/h) at s/l; 522 mph (835 km/h) at 19,700 ft (6000m)

Inital Climb

4,200 ft (1280m) /min

Service Ceiling

39,500 ft (12,040m)


Two 30mm MK 108 cannons ( 50 rounds each), or two MG 151/20 cannon (120 rounds each)


434 miles (695 km) at full throttle and at 19,700 ft

He 111

The He 111 flew secretly for the first time as a bomber in February, 1935, the prototype being officially classsified as a passenger/mail plane (its actual role had to remain hidden since Germany was not authorized to have an air force, following the First World War).

world war 2 planes

He 111



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