Bf-109 vs P-47

Messerschmitt Bf 109 versus P-47 Thunderbolt

Airplane Messerschmitt Bf 109 P-47 Thunderbolt
Country Germany USA
Type of aircraft MR Fighter Fighter-bomber
First Flight 1935 1941
Introduction 1937 1942
Crew 1 1
Number built 34000 15700

Airplanes dogfight compare

Lethality points 115 80
Lethality level Very High High
Firing Time pts (main gun) 7 32
Firing Time pts (secondary guns) 22 32
Firing Time pts (total) 29 64
Main gun Rate of fire (round/min) 900 1200
Main gun Effective range (yd) 2000 2000
Main gun Effective range (m) 1829 1829
Turn Radius (No flaps) 703 806
Turn Radius (Full flaps) 533 608
Speed/Accele./Agility pts 58 62
Acceleration (0-150 ft (ft/s)) 7,60 10,50
Acceleration (0-150 ft (m/s)) 2,32 3,20
Acceleration (250-300 ft (ft/s)) 17,40 22,20
Acceleration (250-300 ft (m/s)) 5,30 6,77
Wing Loading (lb/sq ft) 40 58
Wing Loading (kg/sq m) 195 283
Max Power/mass (hp/lb) 0,268 0,255
Max Power/mass (hp/kg) 0,591 0,562
Min Power/mass (hp/lb) 0,193 0,143
Min Power/mass (hp/kg) 0,426 0,314
Climb Rate (ft/min) 3400 3125
Climb Rate (m/min) 1036 953

Bf-109 vs P-47Airplanes Size/Power/Specs

Length (ft) 28,67 36,00
Length (m) 8,74 10,97
Width (ft) 32,35 40,80
Width (m) 9,86 12,44
Height (ft) 11,15 14,70
Height (m) 3,40 4,48
Wing Area (sq ft) 173 300
Wing Area (sq m) 16,1 27,9
Empty Weight (lb) 4400 9950
Empty Weight (kg) 1996 4513
Max. Take Off (lb) 6100 17780
Max. Take Off (kg) 2767 8065
Engine Power (hp) 1180 2535
Engine 1 x Daimler-Benz DB 605A 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800-59
Max Speed (mph) 397 433
Max Speed (km/h) 639 697
Max Speed (Mach) 0,52 0,57
Max Range (miles) 680 1800
Max Range (km) 1094 2897
Service Ceiling (ft) 36505 43150
Service Ceiling (m) 11127 13152

 

Airplanes armament and equipment

1 x cannon in propeller hub
2 to 4 x 7.9mm machine guns in engine cowling or wings
2 x cannons in underwing gunpods.
External drop bombs and air-to-air rockets (later production)
8 x .50 caliber (12.7mm) Browning M2 air-cooled heavy machine guns (four to a wing);
10 x 5-inch (127mm) Air-to-Surface HVAR Rockets
2 x 1,000lb bombs underwing
3 x drop tanks underwing (x2) and fuselage centerline.

 

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