Aircraft Recognition No. 5, Vol. III January 1945

Jan uary, 1945 Aircraft R e cog nit ion NEW AND REVISED SILHOUETTES For the moment the A-26 may only be shown without armament. Fresh information has made possible a more accurate drawing of the He 219. Also the result of further data is anew silhouette of theMe 262 showing a considerably altered outline. Future production models of the Catalina, both by Consolidated and the Naval Aircraft Factory, will have the tall fin and rudder, larger wing-tip floats, and altered rear step and fore-body of the PB N shown above. (The black line at the top of each panel shows the comparative span of the Spitfire XIV) M ESSERSCH MITT Me 262 (Two Jumo 004) German Fighter-Bom ber Span 40 ft. 3 in. Length 35 ft. 5 in. DOUGLAS A-26, INVADER (Two Pratt &Whitney Double Wasp) American Attack Bomber Span 70 ft. 0 in. Length 49 ft. 11 in. H EIN K E L He 219 (Two Mercedes Benz DB 603) CON SOLID A TED PBN-I (Two Pratt &Whitney Twin Wasp) American Patrol Bomber Span 104 ft. 6 in. Length 66 ft. 0 in. German Fighter Span 60 ft. 8 in. Length 51 ft. 0 in. 119
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