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P-51 vs Me-262

P-51 vs Me-262

P-51 Mustang versus Me 262 Schwalbe

Airplane P-51 Mustang Me 262 Schwalbe
Country USA Germany
Type of aircraft Fighter-Bomber Jet Fighter
First Flight 1940 1942
Introduction 1942 1944
Crew 1 1
Number built 16000 1430

Airplanes dogfight compare

Lethality points 60 145
Lethality level High Very High
Firing Time pts (main gun) 20 44
Firing Time pts (secondary guns) 30 60
Firing Time pts (total) 50 104
Main gun Rate of fire (round/min) 850 650
Main gun Effective range (yd) 2000 2000
Main gun Effective range (m) 1829 1829
Turn Radius (No flaps) 777 803
Turn Radius (Full flaps) 633 742
Speed/Accele./Agility pts 59 69
Acceleration (0-150 ft (ft/s)) 10,00 15,10
Acceleration (0-150 ft (m/s)) 3,05 4,60
Acceleration (250-300 ft (ft/s)) 22,30 25,30
Acceleration (250-300 ft (m/s)) 6,80 7,71
Wing Loading (lb/sq ft) 39 44
Wing Loading (kg/sq m) 190 215
Max Power/mass (hp/lb) 0,225 0,300
Max Power/mass (hp/kg) 0,497 0,700
Min Power/mass (hp/lb) 0,143 0,220
Min Power/mass (hp/kg) 0,316 0,451
Climb Rate (ft/min) 3200 4200
Climb Rate (m/min) 975 1280

Airplanes Size/Power/Specs

Length (ft) 32,30 34,80
Length (m) 9,85 10,61
Width (ft) 37,00 41,50
Width (m) 11,28 12,65
Height (ft) 13,40 11,50
Height (m) 4,08 3,51
Wing Area (sq ft) 235 235
Wing Area (sq m) 21,8 21,8
Empty Weight (lb) 7630 8400
Empty Weight (kg) 3461 3810
Max. Take Off (lb) 12000 15800
Max. Take Off (kg) 5443 7167
Engine Power (hp) 1720 2 x 8,8 kN (Jet)
Engine 1 × Packard V-1650-7 2 × Junkers Jumo 004 B-1
Max Speed (mph) 437 560
Max Speed (km/h) 703 901
Max Speed (Mach) 0,57 0,74
Max Range (miles) 1650 660
Max Range (km) 2655 1062
Service Ceiling (ft) 42000 38000
Service Ceiling (m) 12802 11582

 

Airplanes armament and equipment

4 x 20mm long-barrel Hispano-Suiza cannons in wings,
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in nose
4 x 12.7mm machine guns in wings

P-51D:
6 x .50 cal machine guns in wings

Up to 1,000 lbs (454kg) of bombs, rockets or fuel droptanks.

 

4 x 30mm MK 108 Cannons

OPTIONAL:
External Bombload of up to 1,200lbs

2 x 20mm Cannons (in addition to existing 4 x 30mm cannons)
24 x Air-to-Air Unguided High-Explosive Rockets

 

 p-51 vs me-262 size compare

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