Bf-109 vs Zero

Messerschmitt Bf 109 versus Mitsubishi A6M Zero

Airplane Messerschmitt Bf 109 Mitsubishi A6M Zero
Country Germany Japan
Type of aircraft MR Fighter Fighter
First Flight 1935 1939
Introduction 1937 1940
Crew 1 1
Number built 34000 11000

Airplanes dogfight compare

Lethality points 115 77
Lethality level Very High High
Firing Time pts (main gun) 7 15
Firing Time pts (secondary guns) 22 45
Firing Time pts (total) 29 60
Main gun Rate of fire (round/min) 900 500
Main gun Effective range (yd) 2000 3000
Main gun Effective range (m) 1829 2743
Turn Radius (No flaps) 703 423
Turn Radius (Full flaps) 533 342
Speed/Accele./Agility pts 58 125
Acceleration (0-150 ft (ft/s)) 7,60 10,10
Acceleration (0-150 ft (m/s)) 2,32 3,08
Acceleration (250-300 ft (ft/s)) 17,40 18,70
Acceleration (250-300 ft (m/s)) 5,30 5,70
Wing Loading (lb/sq ft) 40 22
Wing Loading (kg/sq m) 195 107
Max Power/mass (hp/lb) 0,268 0,257
Max Power/mass (hp/kg) 0,591 0,566
Min Power/mass (hp/lb) 0,193 0,143
Min Power/mass (hp/kg) 0,426 0,316
Climb Rate (ft/min) 3400 2900
Climb Rate (m/min) 1036 884

Bf-109 vs ZeroAirplanes Size/Power/Specs

Length (ft) 28,67 29,80
Length (m) 8,74 9,08
Width (ft) 32,35 39,30
Width (m) 9,86 11,98
Height (ft) 11,15 10,00
Height (m) 3,40 3,05
Wing Area (sq ft) 173 242
Wing Area (sq m) 16,1 22,5
Empty Weight (lb) 4400 3700
Empty Weight (kg) 1996 1678
Max. Take Off (lb) 6100 6630
Max. Take Off (kg) 2767 3007
Engine Power (hp) 1180 950
Engine 1 x Daimler-Benz DB 605A 1 × Nakajima Sakae 12
Max Speed (mph) 397 331
Max Speed (km/h) 639 533
Max Speed (Mach) 0,52 0,43
Max Range (miles) 680 1915
Max Range (km) 1094 3082
Service Ceiling (ft) 36505 32650
Service Ceiling (m) 11127 9952

 

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)
2 x 20mm cannons
2 x 7.7mm machine guns

 

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