Smallest and Biggest Nazi Germany’s Aircraft Size Comparison


The aircraft industry in Germany was considered the most advanced and progressive across the globe when World War II started. Most funds were used to develop the German fighter jets when Adolf Hitler took power in 1933. Hence, known for their small but powerful builds and heavy bombing capacities, here’s the smallest and biggest Nazi Germany’s aircraft size comparison. 


HEINKEL HE 162

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Starting with the smallest, we have the Heinkel He 162, which is 29.8-ft long, 8.6-ft tall, and 23.7-ft wide, as stated on aviation-history.com. It was initially planned to be used by Hitler Youth new pilots. However, they found out that flying this fighter jet was difficult, and it required professional or experienced pilots. 

On April 19, 1945, Feldwebel Kirchner successfully managed to fly this fighter jet; unfortunately, it crashed before he finally returned to the base. On the following day, it was Rudolf Schmitt who used the ejection seat of the jet and survived. However, in May of the same year, Schmitt was confirmed dead by the He 162 aircraft. 


MESSERSCHMITT BF 109

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Next, we have the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter jet. As stated on aircraftcompare.com, it’s 29.36-ft long, 11.15-ft tall, and 32.55-ft wide. Rober Lusser and Willy Messerschmitt developed this fighter jet during the 1930s. Its first successful flight was in May of 1935 by the Hungarian Air Force, Royal Romanian Air Force, Luftwaffe, and National Republic Air Force. Moreover, there are 33,984 Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter jets in total. 

Hence, we can visualize the average measurement of these fighter jets to be half as long as a bowling lane, half as tall as a giraffe, and as wide as two Volkswagen Beetles.


JUNKERS JU 390

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On the other hand, let’s talk about the biggest fighter jet in the country. We have the Junkers Ju 390, and that’s 112.20-ft long, 22.60-ft tall, and 165-ft wide, as stated on militaryfactory.com. It’s a heavy bomber fighter jet and was intended to strike along the east coast of the US during the second world war. 


JUNKERS JU 290

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Next is the Junkers Ju 290. It’s around 95.63-ft long, 22.40-ft tall, and 137.80-ft wide, according to historyofwar.org. There’s a total of three units of Junkers Ju 290, and these were intentionally built for the Japanese Air Force.

Hence, we can visualize the average measurement of these heavy planes to be as long as four London buses, thrice as tall as Shaq, and as wide as the length of three semi-trailer trucks. 

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References:

  1. http://www.aviation-history.com/heinkel/he162.html
  2. https://www.aircraftcompare.com/aircraft/messerschmitt-bf-109/
  3. https://www.themeasureofthings.com/default.php
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_War_II_military_aircraft_of_Germany
  5. https://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=409
  6. http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_ju290.html
  7. https://interestingengineering.com/junkers-ju-390-the-german-bomber-that-almost-brought-the-blitz-to-new-york
  8. https://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/german-ju-290-was-an-unusual-sight-at-u-s-air-shows/

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