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Heinkel He-162A Salamander

Ernst Heinkel Flugzeugwerke A.G.
about 320
6 December 1944
January 1945


first ten pre-production aircraft.
armed with two 30 mm (1.18 in) MK 108 cannons with 50 rounds per gun.
armed with two 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons with 120 rounds per gun.
proposed upgrade with reinforced nose mounting twin 30 mm MK 108 cannons.
proposed upgrade with the more powerful Jumo 004D-4 engine of 10.3 kN top thrust levels. Muster (model) prototype airframes M11 and M12's testing revealed a top speed of 885 km/h at sea level at normal thrust and 960 km/h with maximum thrust, close to the Me 163B rocket fighter's top velocity figures.
a proposed follow on planned for 1946, meant to use the Heinkel firm's own, more powerful 12 kN thrust Heinkel HeS 011A turbojet, a stretched fuselage to provide more fuel and endurance as well as increased wingspan, with reduced dihedral which allowed the omission of the anhedral wingtip devices. To be armed with twin 30 mm (1.18 in) MK 108s.

The He 162B airframe was also used as the basis for the Miniature Fighter Project design competition powered by one or two "square-intake" Argus As 044 pulsejet engines. The pulsejet, however didn't provide enough thrust for takeoff and neither Heinkel nor the OKL showed much enthusiasm for the project.

proposed upgrade featuring the B-series fuselage, Heinkel HeS 011A engine, swept-back, anhedraled outer wing panels forming a gull wing, a new V-tail stabilizing surface assembly, and upward-aimed twin 30 mm (1.18 in) MK 108s as a Schräge Musik weapons fitment, located right behind the cockpit.
Production Designation
Carrier borne version similar to V6 with Jumo 210C.
Similar to V6 with Jumo 210C.
Similar to V6 with Jumo 210C. Primarily an air-show aircraft.
Similar to V6 with Jumo 210C. Test Bed Model for Heinkel.
Similar to V6 with Jumo 210C, for Japan.
Similar to V6 with Jumo 210C, for Japan.
Redesigned Prototype with 2 x 7.92 mm MH 17 in cowling sides and 2 x 20 mm MG FF guns in wings, redesigned enclosed bubble canopy, redisigned fuselage and rudder/Stabilizer.
proposed upgrade with a configuration similar to C-series but a dihedraled forward-swept wing.
He 162A fitted with the BMW 003R mixed power plant, a BMW 003A turbojet with an integrated BMW 718 liquid-fuel rocket engine — mounted just above the exhaust orifice of the turbojet — for boost power. At least one prototype was built and flight-tested for a short time.
two-seat training glider.
proposed license-built version of He 162A in Japan, projected with Lorin ramjet and Argus pulsejet for first design.


9.05 m
1660 kg
7.2 m
? kg
2.6 m
2800 kg
11.16 m²
102.5 kg/m²

2 × 20 mm (0.787 in) MG 151/20 autocannon * or
2 × 30 mm (1.181 in) MK 108 cannon **
2 x 120
2 x 50

(*) He-162A-2, (**) He-162A-0, A-1

1 × BMW 109-003E-1 or BMW 109-003E-2 turbojet engine
800 kgp (8 kN)
0.35 (normal thrust),
0.41 (emergency boosted thrust)
695 L (internal)

(*) with maximum takeoff weight

905 km/h at 6000 m *
840 km/h (Mach 0.74) at 6000 m **
? km/h
? km/h
12000 m
23.42 m/s
975 km

(*) emergency boosted thrust, (**) normal thrust, (*) vitesse de décrochage