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Old 5th July 2022, 07:53
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Me262 with 50 mm gun

Hi everyone there

I wonder how many 262 were equipped with a 50MM gun.

There is the famous Wilma Jeanne II (Wnr170083 ) that crashed during ferry flight to Cherbourg but I think that I read somewhere that Two (2) Me262 were equipped with such gun,

can someone confirm ?

Thanks a lot and enjoy the summer

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Old 5th July 2022, 11:02
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Re: Me262 with 50 mm gun

Hi Gilles,

http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/album....pictureid=1023

http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/album....pictureid=1024

Actually, the first of two Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a/U4's carrying the Rheinmetall 50 mm MK 214 (V2) cannon was W.Nr. 111899. It first flew on 27 February 1945 at Leipheim. According to Dan O'Connell, Production Log, (Classic, 2005), pp. 141-142, Major Wilhelm Herget flew it operationally to no avail in April 1945.

The first picture shows the original modification. The second photo shows that two white gun rectangles had been added after the nose was camouflaged.

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Old 6th July 2022, 07:35
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Re: Me262 with 50 mm gun

Thanks Jim,

information appreciated

background : I was given recently some parts of Wnr 170083 (which crashed in France in June 1945), I will publish an article about its story and I want the content of this article to be precise and mistake less.

BTW, could I use your second picture to illustrate this article ?

All best.

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Old 6th July 2022, 09:16
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Re: Me262 with 50 mm gun

Gilles: I have a photo of the nosed of 083 if of any use
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Old 6th July 2022, 09:30
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Re: Me262 with 50 mm gun

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Thanks Jim,

information appreciated

background : I was given recently some parts of Wnr 170083 (which crashed in France in June 1945), I will publish an article about its story and I want the content of this article to be precise and mistake less.

BTW, could I use your second picture to illustrate this article ?

All best.

GC
It's not mine. It is one of several copies of the same picture I found on the internet. I just tweaked it. You are welcome to use my tweaking.
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