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Old 25th March 2021, 09:42
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How many Me262 A-2 ever existed

Hi guys,

I like to know how many Me262 A-2 ever existed.
Is my estimation of 350 correct?

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Old 25th March 2021, 15:09
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Re: How many Me262 A-2 ever existed

http://stormbirds.com/werknummer/gateway2.htm
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Old 26th March 2021, 10:27
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Re: How many Me262 A-2 ever existed

Hello hoeberigs,

I did a count and there are 95 A-2s listed in the above data base. I also went through O'Connell, Me 262 The Production Log, (2005) where there are 148. But they are missing others such as 130182 9K+DL which may have been modified in the field. I suspect that factory conversions had the upper gun ports faired over while field modifications (at least by KG 51) were marked by a 'white surround' round the lower gun ports.
Since Dan O'Connell left many entries simply as "A", in the end your estimate may turn out to be close.

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Old 26th March 2021, 11:59
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Re: How many Me262 A-2 ever existed

Bomb racks were often added or removed depending on who the aircraft was assigned to at the time. I had to note the jet per the original German documentation. Even KG 51 often just noted one of theirs simply as an "A". I don't think your question can ever really be answered.
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Old 27th March 2021, 12:16
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Thanks guys for the information. It will be around 100 - 150 then.
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Old 2nd April 2021, 20:11
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Re: How many Me262 A-2 ever existed

The RLM Flugzeug-Programm Nr. 227 dated 15. December 1944 give the following details of aircraft produced up to 30. November 1944:
Me 262A-2a Schnellstrahlkampf 212 aircraft. Contract completed.
Me 262A-1a/b Jagdflugzeug 228 aircraft including 35 converted as trainers.

Record reference is Bundesarchiv-Militärarchiv Freiburg RL 3/1024
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Old 3rd April 2021, 09:34
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Re: How many Me262 A-2 ever existed

Are there WNr listed in that document?
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Old 3rd April 2021, 13:17
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Re: How many Me262 A-2 ever existed

That would have been too good to be thruth, so my answer is no.
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Old 3rd April 2021, 16:54
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Re: How many Me262 A-2 ever existed

Your box is full Dan, free space pls

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Old 4th April 2021, 14:14
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Re: How many Me262 A-2 ever existed

I cleared out a few Remi. Nice to hear from you.
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