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! colspan="8" | Characteristics
 
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! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 6,000 m)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 6,000 m)
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(metres)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
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! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(metres/second)
! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(metres)
 
|-
 
|-
 
! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
 
! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
 
|-
 
|-
| 825 || 798 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 29.4 || 30.4 || 16.2 || 15.3 || 750
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! Stock
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| 825 || 798 || rowspan="2" | {{Specs|ceiling}} || 29.4 || 30.4 || 16.2 || 15.3 || rowspan="2" | 750
 
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! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
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! Upgraded
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| ??? || 865 || ??.? || 28.0 || ??.? || 19.5
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 6,000 m)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
|-
 
! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
 
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| ??? || 865 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || 28.0 || ??.? || 19.5 || 750
 
 
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! colspan="5" | Features
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! colspan="6" | Features
 
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! Combat flaps !! Take-off flaps !! Landing flaps !! Air brakes !! Arrestor gear
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! Combat flaps !! Take-off flaps !! Landing flaps !! Air brakes !! Arrestor gear !! Drogue chute
 
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! colspan="5" | Limits
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! colspan="7" | Limits
 
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! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Wings (km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Gear (km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Combat flaps<br>(km/h)
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! colspan="3" | Flaps (km/h)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
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|-
! + !! -
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! Combat !! Take-off !! Landing !! + !! -
 
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| {{Specs|destruction|constructions}} || {{Specs|destruction|chassis}} || 580 || ~10 || ~4
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| {{Specs|destruction|body}} || {{Specs|destruction|gear}} || 580 || 580 || 380 || ~10 || ~4
 
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! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities
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! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities (km/h)
 
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! Ailerons<br>(km/h)
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! Ailerons !! Rudder !! Elevators !! Radiator
! Rudder<br>(km/h)
 
! Elevators<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| < 500 || < 600 || < 680 || N/A
 
| < 500 || < 600 || < 680 || N/A
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==== Engine performance ====
 
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! colspan="3" | Compressor (RB/SB)
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! colspan="3" | Engine
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! colspan="6" | Aircraft mass
 
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|-
! colspan="3" | Setting 1
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! colspan="2" | Engine name || Number
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! colspan="3" | Empty mass || colspan="3" | Wing loading (full fuel)
 
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! Optimal altitude
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| colspan="2" | Junkers Jumo 004B-1 ||  2
! 100% Engine power
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| colspan="3" | 4,550 kg || colspan="3" |  300 kg/m<sup>2</sup>
! WEP Engine power
 
 
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| 0 m || 910 kgf || N/A
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! colspan="3" | Engine characteristics
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! colspan="5" | Mass with fuel (no weapons load) || rowspan="2" | Max Takeoff<br/>Weight
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! Weight (each) || colspan="2" | Type
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! 16m fuel || 20m fuel || 30m fuel || 45m fuel || 53m fuel
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| 720 kg || colspan="2" | Axial-flow turbojet
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| 5,164 kg || 5,311 kg || 5,679 kg || 6,231 kg || 6,525 kg || 6,520 kg
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! colspan="3" | {{Annotation|Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB)|The maximum thrust produced by each engine, while mounted in the aircraft. NOTE: Thrust varies significantly depending on speed & altitude.}}
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! colspan="6" | Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
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! Condition || 100% || WEP
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! 16m fuel || 20m fuel || 30m fuel || 45m fuel || 53m fuel || MTOW
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| ''Stationary'' || 910 kgf || N/A
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| 0.35 || 0.34 || 0.32 || 0.29 || 0.28 || 0.28
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| ''Optimal'' || 910 kgf<br/>(0 km/h) || N/A
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| 0.35 || 0.34 || 0.32 || 0.29 || 0.28 || 0.28
 
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== Media ==
 
== Media ==
 
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{{Youtube-gallery|V7WNaq8wiqQ|Me 262 A1a/U1 - Bacongaming|n7R9ix6KSfY|Me 262 A1a/U1 - PhlyDaily}}
 
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* ''encyclopedia page on the aircraft;''
 
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Revision as of 19:46, 13 February 2020

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Me 262 A-1a/U1
me-262a1_u1.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
7.0/7.0/7.3BR
1 personCrew
6.5 tTake-off weight
15.38 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
12 500 mCeiling
2 х Junkers Jumo 004B-1Engine
JetType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1050 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 30 mm MK 108 cannonWeapon 1
132 roundsAmmunition
660 shots/minFire rate
2 x 30 mm MK 103 cannonWeapon 2
144 roundsAmmunition
380 shots/minFire rate
2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannonWeapon 3
292 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Economy
310 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
440 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png6 200 / 8 121/7 860 / 10 296/2 400 / 3 143Repair
110 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
390 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 800 Ge icon.pngAces
202 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
450 % Sl icon.png230 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the squadron German jet fighter Me 262 A-1a/U1. For other versions, see Me 262 (Family).

Description

GarageImage Me 262 A1a-U1.png


The Me 262 A-1a/U1 is a squadron rank V German jet fighter with a battle rating of 7.3 (AB) and 7.0 (RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.91 "Night Vision". It can be unlocked with 310,000 squadron activity points or 6,600 golden eagles.

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

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 825 798 12 500 29.4 30.4 16.2 15.3 750
Upgraded  ??? 865  ??.? 28.0  ??.? 19.5

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 ~10 ~4
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)
Junkers Jumo 004B-1 2 4,550 kg 300 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 16m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 45m fuel 53m fuel
720 kg Axial-flow turbojet 5,164 kg 5,311 kg 5,679 kg 6,231 kg 6,525 kg 6,520 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 16m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 45m fuel 53m fuel MTOW
Stationary 910 kgf N/A 0.35 0.34 0.32 0.29 0.28 0.28
Optimal 910 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.35 0.34 0.32 0.29 0.28 0.28

Survivability and armour

  • 15 mm Steel - Behind the 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

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Me 262 A-1a/U1 is armed with:

  • 2 x 30 mm MK 103 cannons, nose-mounted (72 rpg = 144 total)
  • 2 x 30 mm MK 108 cannons, nose-mounted (66 rpg = 132 total)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons, nose-mounted (146 rpg = 292 total)

Usage in battles

As a modified Me 262 A-1a, its role in the battle has not changed that much. The added cannons make the plane more capable at its battle rating, with a single burst it will obliterate any opponent in its path.

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Offensive 20 mm Offensive 30 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 20 mm cannons
III Wings repair Offensive 30 mm New 30 mm cannons
IV Engine Cover New 30 mm cannons

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Outstanding amount of nose battery of 6 auto cannons
  • Obliterates any plane
  • Decent energy retention (compared to other contemporary aircraft)
  • Only a slight difference in flight performance compared to the Me 262 A-1a
  • Good roll rate at low speeds
  • Fairly manoeuvrable at low speeds compared to early jets

Cons:

  • Lack of mounted armaments
  • Rather slow compared to most other jets
  • Bad acceleration
  • Not very nimble at high speeds
  • Poor rate of climb
  • Poor turn rate
  • Fuel feed cuts off if flying with inverted G-loads for an extended period of time
  • Very exposed engines that are very susceptible to damage.

History

The Me 262A-1a / U1 is a modification of the world's first mass produced jet fighter, the German Me 262 ‘Schwalbe’. The armament of the A-1 sub-serie, being four 30mm MK.108 auto cannons, had a number of drawbacks, such as cycle failures and complex heavy shell ballistics. For these reasons, engineers experimented with different variations as to the weaponry, including a reinforced cannon battery. As such, the Me.262A-1a/U1 modification was created as part of this program. German engineers managed to fit 6 autocannons in the nose: 2x20mm MG.151/20, 2x30mm stock version MK.108, and 2x30mm MK.103 guns. For the latter, they developed shells with a higher initial speed, and the guns themselves had a longer barrel length than the MK.108, as well as an effective muzzle brake - all to improve the ballistics of the heavy shells.  They built a prototype (according to other sources, there were three units), but the project was not entered into mass production. However, one example was flown by one of the most effective jet aces of World War II, Heinz Bär, who flew it at the end of April 1945, and with it, even shot down several Thunderbolts in the skies over Germany.

- From Devblog

Media

Images
  • Me 262A-1a U1 WTWallpaper 001.jpg
  • Me 262A-1a U1 WTWallpaper 002.jpg
  • Me 262A-1a U1 WTWallpaper 003.jpg
Videos
Me 262 A1a/U1 - Bacongaming
Me 262 A1a/U1 - PhlyDaily

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Bavarian Aircraft Corporation (Bayerische Flugzeugwerke Aktiengesellschaft (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
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
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  CL-13A Mk 5 · CL-13B Mk.6
USSR  ▀MiG-15bis · ▀MiG-19S · ▀MiG-21MF
Britain  Sea Hawk Mk.100
Italy  G.91 R/3

Germany squadron aircraft
Me 262 A-1a/U1