Messerschmitt Bf 162
1937
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Messerschmitt Bf 162

Unsuccessful competitor for the Ju 88, superficially resembling the Bf 110, but with a new fuselage, incorporating a glazed nose. The Bf 162 was part of a propaganda effort, but never entered production.

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zhaoman, 18.06.2011

You know, it kind off reminds me of a Russian Pe-2. Maybe this aircraft inspired the Pe-2.

, 18.06.2011

inspired the Pe-2.

Barry, 07.01.2010

Initially 65 aircraft were ordered in the 1937/38 programme but due to Messerschmitt committment to the Bf109 and Bf110 programmes coupled with the superiority of th Ju88 this was reduced to 5 with only 3 being completed. The first two models V1 and V2 ( werke no 817 and 818 reg. D-AIXE, D-AOBE)were powered by Daimler Benz DB600D and the third model V3 ( werke no 819 D-AOVI)was powered by the DB601A. The first two aircraft flew in 1937 the third on the 7th July 1938. The first aircraft (V1) was dismantled after it's initial flight trials, the second (V2) went to Rechlin and the third (V3) was used alongside the equally ill fated Me161 at Ausberg towing the Me163A.
Any parts left over including the incomplete V4 and V5 were used in Bf110 production.

Richard, 28.11.2009

The Messerschmitt Bf162 was developed from the Bf110 Zerstorer ("Destroyer") fighter but with few common parts. It was created to meet a requirement for a Schnellbomber or fast bomber. The type first flew in 1937. Unofficially named Jaguar, only three prototypes were built before the project was abandoned when the Junkers submission, the Ju88, won the contract.

Drako, 09.05.2008

Very little info on this one. Did you have trouble finding info on it? Based on your short description, this plane must not have been too important...but it must have had some importance to be finding so many planes that appear to be offshoots of this one, or visa versa. If someone finds more info on this aircraft just post a comment after me please. I am intrigued to find out more about this plane but I am buisy working on a project for college at the moment.

calum morris, 08.02.2008

yeah it does, but it reminds me more of the Tu-2

ShelbS, 27.10.2007

You know, it kind off reminds me of a Russian Pe-2. Maybe this aircraft inspired the Pe-2.

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