Messerschmitt P.1101 / Bell X-5

Specifications

1st Flight Bell X-5 1951 / Messerschmitt P.1101, Not flown

 

 

X-5

Crew: 1

Length: 33 ft 4 in (10.16 m)

Wingspan: 30 ft 6 in (9.30 m)

Lower wingspan: 20 ft 9 in (6.32 m) swept at 60° sweep

Height: 12 ft 0 in (3.66 m)

Wing area: 175 sq ft (16.3 m2)

Airfoil: root: NACA 64A011; tip: NACA 64A08

Empty weight: 6,350 lb (2,880 kg)

Gross weight: 9,875 lb (4,479 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × Allison J35-A-17A turbojet engine, 4,900 lbf (22 kN) thrust at sea level

Performance

Maximum speed: 705 mph (1,135 km/h, 613 kn)

Range: 750 mi (1,210 km, 650 nmi)

Service ceiling: 42,000 ft (13,000 m)

Thrust/weight: 0.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Messerschmitt P.1101

Crew: 1

Length: 9.18 m (30 ft 1 in)

Wingspan: 8.25 m (27 ft 1 in)

Height: 3.71 m (12 ft 2 in)

Wing area: 15.9 m2 (171 sq ft)

Aspect ratio: 4.29

Airfoil: root: NACA 00011.41-1.1-40; tip: NACA 00009-1.1-40

Empty weight: 2,594 kg (5,719 lb)

Gross weight: 4,065 kg (8,962 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 4,500 kg (9,921 lb)

Fuel capacity: 1,250 kg (2,756 lb) / 1,432 l (378 US gal; 315 imp gal)

Powerplant: 1 × Heinkel HeS 011A turbojet engine, 12.01 kN (2,700 lbf) thrust

Performance

Maximum speed: 980 km/h (610 mph, 530 kn) at 7,000 m (22,966 ft) (estimated)

Maximum speed: Mach 0.8

Cruise speed: 905 km/h (562 mph, 489 kn)

Landing speed: 172 km/h (107 mph; 93 kn) (with ⅓ fuel aboard)

Range: 1,500 km (930 mi, 810 nmi)

Service ceiling: 14,000 m (46,000 ft)

Rate of climb: 22.2 m/s (4,370 ft/min) at sea level

Time to altitude: 10,000 m (32,808 ft) in 9 minutes 30 seconds

Wing loading: 296.5 kg/m2 (60.7 lb/sq ft) maximum

Take-off run: 709 m (775 yd)

Landing run: 572 m (625 yd)

Armament

Guns: 4 × 30mm MK 108 cannons on production aircraft

Missiles: 4 × Ruhrstahl X-4 air-to-air missiles on production aircraft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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