Me 262 C-1a

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This page is about the German jet fighter Me 262 C-1a. For other variants, see Me 262 (Family).
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Me 262 C-1a
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Description

The Me 262 C-1a Heimatschützer I is a rank V German jet fighter with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.39.

The Me 262 C-1a Heimatschützer I is a Me 262 A-1a fitted with a rocket booster in its tail. It is intended as an interceptor, climbing very quickly under the power of the booster rocket combined with its two jet engines. However, the boosters have a small fuel supply and shut down minutes after takeoff. Without its booster rocket, the Heimatschützer functions very similarly to the Me 262 A-1a. It has the same armament as the Me 262 A-1.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 6 000 m865 km/h
Turn time30 s
Max altitude14 900 m
Engine2 х Junkers Jumo 004B-1
TypeJet
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight8 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 6,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 825 800 14900 31.7 32.7 16.6 15.7 628
Upgraded 906 865 29.0 30.3 23.8 20.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1050 450 580 580 380 ~14 ~7
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 500 < 600 < 680 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Empty mass Wing loading (full fuel, no booster fuel)
Junkers Jumo 004B-1 2 4,995 kg 269 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load, no booster fuel) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 6m fuel 20m fuel 22m fuel
720 kg Axial-flow turbojet 5,247 kg 5,777 kg 5,953 kg 7,800 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%, no booster)
Condition 100% WEP 6m fuel 20m fuel 22m fuel MTOW
Stationary 910 kgf N/A 0.35 0.32 0.31 0.23
Optimal 910 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.35 0.32 0.31 0.23
Booster (Walter HWK 109-509S - Liquid-fuel rocket) Aircraft mass
Number Booster
weight (each)
Fuel
weight (each)
Burn
Time
Can be
shutdown
Jettisoned
after use
Mass with full booster fuel (no weapons load)
6m fuel 20m fuel 22m fuel
1 165 kg 1,700 kg 172s Yes No 6,947 kg 7,477 kg 7,653 kg
Condition Maximum booster
thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB)
Combined engine
& booster thrust @ 0 m
Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100% with booster)
6m fuel 20m fuel 22m fuel
Stationary 1,692 kgf 3,512 kgf 0.51 0.47 0.46
Optimal 1,692 kgf
(any speed)
3,512 kgf
(0kph)
0.51 0.47 0.46

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural1 050 km/h
Gear450 km/h
  • 15 mm Steel - Behind pilot
  • 15 mm Steel - Pilot's headrest
  • 15 mm Steel - Between cockpit and fore fuel tank
  • 15 mm Steel - Instrument panel plate
  • 16 mm Steel x 2 - Ammunition protection plates
  • 90 mm Bulletproof glass

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 700 → 3 420 Sl icon.png
RB5 900 → 7 475 Sl icon.png
SB7 100 → 8 995 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications74 200 Rp icon.png
168 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 100 Ge icon.png
Crew training110 000 Sl icon.png
Experts370 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 700 Ge icon.png
Research Aces720 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
110 / 300 / 370 % Sl icon.png
196 / 196 / 196 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
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Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
Research:
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Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Wings repair
Research:
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Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
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Cost:
27 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
8 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
27 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
mk108_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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mk108_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png

The biggest issue of the Heimatschützer I is its poor acceleration across all speeds when the boosters are out of fuel. Thus, the "Compressor" and "New Engine" modifications should have the highest priority. The default ammo belts are decent, but the high explosive content increases with the new ammo. Because of this, researching the 30 mm Belts modification is not a bad idea. The "New Cannons" modification can also be researched to improve the accuracy and reliability of the 30 mm cannons.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 14 x 30 mm MK 108 cannon
Ammunition360 rounds
Fire rate660 shots/min
Main article: MK 108 (30 mm)

The Me 262 C-1a is armed with:

  • 4 x 30 mm MK 108 cannons, nose-mounted (2 x 100 rpg top + 2 x 80 rpg bottom = 360 total)

The Heimatschutzer I's cannon armament consists of four nose-mounted 30 mm Mk 108 autocannons. It has the same armament as the Me 262 A-1a. The Me 262 A-1a and the Me 262 C-1a Heimatschützer have the same burst mass of 14.52 kg/s (32.01 lbs/s).

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Heavy armament of four 30 mm cannons
  • Decent energy retention
  • It has a rocket engine, allowing a climb to about 4000 m (13000 ft) within 1.5 minutes

Cons:

  • Slow in comparison to other jets it may encounter
  • Rocket propulsion is limited
  • Its 30 mm guns are not optimal for jet combat, with low muzzle velocity and effective range
  • Without its booster, it is a fairly slow climber
  • Sluggish at high speeds due to control surface compression

History

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Media

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See also

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External links


Bavarian Aircraft Corporation (BFW*)
Bf 109  Flegel's Bf 109 A · Bf 109 B-1 · Bf 109 E-1 · Bf 109 E-3 · Bf 109 E-4 · Bf 109 E-7/U2 · Bf 109 F-1 · Bf 109 F-2 · Bf 109 F-4 · Bf 109 F-4/trop · Bf 109 G-2/trop · Bf 109 G-6 · Bf 109 K-4 · Bf 109 G-10 · Bf 109 G-14 · Bf 109 Z
Bf 110  Bf 110 C-6 · Bf 110 C-7 · Bf 110 F-2 · Bf 110 G-2 · Bf 110 G-4
Me 410  Me 410 A-1 · Me 410 A-1/U2 · Me 410 A-1/U4 · Me 410 B-1 · Me 410 B-1/U2 · Me 410 B-2/U4 · Me 410 B-6/R3
Bombers  Me 264
Jet Fighters  Me 163 B · Me 163 B-0 · Me 262 A-1a · Me 262 A-1/U4 · Me 262 A-2a · Me 262 A-1a/U1 · Me 262 C-1a · Me 262 C-2b
Export  ▅Bf 109 E-7 · ▄Bf 109 G-14/AS · ▄Bf 109 G-2 · Bf 109 G-2 · ▄Bf 110 G-4
Captured  ▃Bf 109 F-4
  * BFW was later renamed Messerschmitt Aktiengesellschaft (AG) on 11 July 1938. All aircraft currently in production at this time retained the designation Bf while those developed after this date had the designation Me.

Germany jet aircraft
Ar 234  Ar 234 B-2 · Ar 234 C-3
He 162  He 162 A-1 · He 162 A-2
Ho 229  Ho 229 V3
Me 163  Me 163 B · Me 163 B-0
Me 262  Me 262 A-1a · Me 262 A-1a/U1 · Me 262 A-1/U4 · Me 262 A-2a · Me 262 C-1a · Me 262 C-2b
USA  ▀F-84F · CL-13A Mk 5 · CL-13B Mk.6 · ▀F-86K · F-104G
USSR  ▀MiG-15bis · ▀MiG-19S · ▀MiG-21MF · ▀IL-28
Britain  Sea Hawk Mk.100
Italy  ▀G.91 R/3 · ▀G.91 R/4