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=== Survivability and armour ===
 
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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 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 Me262 C-1a Heimatschützer have the same burst mass of 14.52 kg/s (32.01 lbs/s). This is the second heaviest burst mass of any aircraft in the game.
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The Me 262 A-1a and the Me262 C-1a Heimatschützer have the same burst mass of 14.52 kg/s (32.01 lbs/s).
  
 
===Manual Engine Control===
 
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'''Pros:'''
 
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* 2nd highest cannon burst mass compared to other aircraft in the game
 
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* It's rocket
 
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== Read also ==
 
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Revision as of 02:33, 28 December 2019

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Me 262 C-1a Heimatschützer I
me-262c-1a.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
8.0/8.0/8.0BR
1 personCrew
7.8 tTake-off weight
14.52 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
14 900 mCeiling
2 х Junkers Jumo 004B-1Engine
JetType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1050 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 x 30 mm MK 108 cannonWeapon 1
360 roundsAmmunition
660 shots/minFire rate
Economy
99 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
390 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 500 / 5 692/5 300 / 6 704/2 100 / 2 656Repair
110 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
390 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 800 Ge icon.pngAces
202 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
300 % Sl icon.png270 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the German jet fighter Me 262 C-1a. For other uses, see Me 262 (Family).

Description

GarageImage Me262C1a.jpg


The Me 262 C-1a Heimatschützer I is a rank V German jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.0 (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

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
825 800 14,900 31.7 32.7 16.6 15.7 628
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 14,900  ??.?  ??.?  ?.?  ?.? 628

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
1050 450 520 ~14 ~7
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 500 < 600 < 680 > 250
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
0 m 910 kgf No WEP

Survivability and armour

  • 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

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: MK 108 (30 mm)

The Me 262 C-1a is armed with:

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

The all four cannons are arranged in bundles of two mounted on the underside of the upper mounted in the nose of the aircraft. Two are outfitted with 100 rpg, while the other two have 30 rpg.

Usage in the battles

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 Me262 C-1a Heimatschützer have the same burst mass of 14.52 kg/s (32.01 lbs/s).

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not controllable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Offensive 30 mm
II Compressor Air Frame
III Wing Repair New 30 mm Cannons
IV Engine Cover

The biggest issue of the Heimatschützer I is it's 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.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Heavy armament of four 30 mm cannons
  • 2nd highest cannon burst mass compared to other aircraft in the game
  • 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
  • It's rocket
  • Its 30 mm guns are not optimal for jet combat, with a low muzzle velocity and effective range
  • Without it's booster, it is a fairly slow climber

History

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Media

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Read 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.

Sources

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • page on aircraft encyclopedia;
  • other literature.
  • Skins and camouflages for the Me 262 from live.warthunder.com. All Me 262A-1a skins are compatible with the C-1a variant. There are however camouflages made specifically for the C-1a. These can be found here.
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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