Messerschmitt Bf 161/162

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Title

Messerschmitt Bf 161/162

Description

Photo 1 is a port side flying view.
Photo 2 is a starboard side ground view.
Neither aircraft went into production.

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Type

Format

Two b/w photographs on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

PThomasAF20080007

Transcription

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Messerschmitt Bf 161/162.
With the design of the Bf 110 heavy fighter completed & construction underway, Messerschmitt decided to enter the 1935 Schnellbomber (fast bomber) competition with a specialised development, the three seat Bf 162. It was based closely on the Bf 110 but had two 986hp Daimler Benz DB 600As inline engines. The first prototype flew in the spring of 1937, but, the Junkers 88 proved superior. The Bf 161 was developed in parallel with the Bf 162 as a fast reconnaisance [sic] type that could double in the bomber role. The Bf 161 enjoyed a lower priority than the Bf 162 & the first prototype flew only in the spring of 1938. As with the Bf 162, no production was ever seriously contemplated.

Citation

“Messerschmitt Bf 161/162,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 10, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23272.

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