Me 163B drawings


Post-war drawings

If you are looking for Komet drawings for modeling, RC, flight simulation or CAD purposes, here are some sources, listed chronologically:

Note that I will not send out scans of drawings, please don't ask for them.



Messerschmitt factory drawings

Original wartime Messerschmitt factory drawings have been found in both the NASM archive and the Deutsches Museum archive. Only small numbers have been located so far. Mr Kurz had a set of 2500 drawings when he built his replica Komet.

The NASM has a 220 (or 249) page index, listing 1981 component drawings (cost $55.00). The cost of ordering all these drawings was quoted as 2,078 US$ (excluding shipping). The NASM also has microfilms that are supposedly full of Komet drawings. They also contain many drawings from other aircraft. Judging from the drawing numbering codes "8-190-###" and "8-152-###", they show components of the FW 190 and Ta 152 fighters.

The table below shows the Messerschmitt drawings found so far (with a special thanks to Stephen Endersby for a large part of the typing work). Drawings with a double end-number usually show the left-hand component, with the right-hand component being the mirror-image of it.

Drawing Number Description Translation Date Comments & notes
Primary Secondary Tertiary
8-163.110-006 Fußboden Floor # ?
8-163.112 Obere mittlere Schale Upper Centre Shell # ?
8-163.115 Obere mittlere Schale Upper Centre Shell # ?
8-163.116 Rumpfverkleidungsbleche vorn Fuselage fairings front ?
8-163.116-005/006 Mittelstück oben links/rechts Center piece upper left/right ?
8-163.116-007/008 Mittelstück unten links/rechts Centre piece below left/right # ?
8-163.121 Druckkabinenhaube Pressure cabin canopy ?
8-163.140 Rumpfeinbauten Installation in the Fuselage # ?
8-163.150 Rumpfschale vorn Fuselage shell front ?
8-163.150-001 Blattzahl 5 Untere Rumpfha********* Lower fuselage **** ? Drawing title not completely readable. The drawing shows the lower fuselage below the fuselage axis, from Spant 450 to Spant 3600
8-163.150-002 ? Vordere Oberschale Front upper shell ? Drawing title and number not completely readable
8-163.151-001 Blattzahl 4 Bl. 1 Obere u. untere Halbschale Upper and lower half shells ? Shows rear fuselage from Spant 3600 to the end of the fuselage
8-163.210-001 ? ? Kufe Skid ?
-163.215-001 Rollwerksträger Landing gear axle ?
8-163.242-003 Rollwerkverklinkung Landing gear release mechanism ?
8-163.246-001 Rollwerksträger Landing gear axle ?
8-163.304/305 Blattzahl 3 Blatt 1 Querruder Aileron ? 305 is the mirror image of 304
8-163.306/307 Blattzahl 2 Blatt 1 Trimmklappe Trim flap ? 307 is the mirror image of 306
8-163.310 Blattz. 5 Bl. 1 Seitenflosse Vertical fin # ? Doesn't have the antenna in the leading edge, plus the access hatch
8-163.311/312 Linkes / Rechtes Querruder Left / right aileron ? 312 is the mirror image of 311
8-163.313/314 Trimmklappe Trim flap ? 314 is the mirror image of 313
8-163.317 Blattzahl: 2 Blatt 1 Seitenflosse Vertical fin # ?
8.163.324 Blattzahl 2 Blatt 1 Seitenruder Rudder ? Shows a taller rudder (roughly 200 mm), possibly an Me 163C part (see for example 'Ein Dreieck fliegt', page 89)
8-163.330/331 Linkes / Rechtes Querruder Left / right aileron # ?
8-163.335/336 Blattzahl 2 Blatt 1 Landeklappe Landing flap ? Poor quality reproduction
8-163.404/405 Btz. 2 Blatt 1 Landeklappenantrieb Landing flap propulsion # ? 'Landing flap mechanism' would be a better translation
8-163.408/409 Trimmklappensteuerleitung im Flügel Control guide of the elevator trimming flap in the wing # ? 409 is the mirror image of 408
8-163.411-001H001 Steuerknüppel Control stick ?
8-163.411-001 Steuerknüppellagerung Bearing for the control stick # ?
8-163.432/433 Blatt ** Handsteuerleitung i. Flügel Aileron control system in the wing ? 433 is the mirror image of 432
8-163.434/437 Bz 2 (Bl.1) Handsteuerleilung im Flügel Aileron control system in the wing ? 437 is the mirror image of 434 (strange numbering)
8-163.438/439 Blatt 1 Landeklappen****** ? Drawing title not completely readable. Drawing shows flap control system in the wing.
8-163.444/445 Blattzahl 2 Bl.1 - (missing) Landing Flap Shift Gear # ? German drawing name not on copy. Drawing shows flap control system in the wing.
8-163.444/445 Bl.2 Landeklappen***** Shift gear of the landing gear flap # ? Drawing name not completely readable. Drawing shows flap control system in the wing.
8-163.447/448 Bl.1 Landeklappenantrieb im Flügel Gear shift of the landing system in the wing # (strange translation) ? 448 is the mirror image of 447. Drawing shows flap control system in the wing.
8-163.460 Fußsteuerleitung im Rumpf Rudder control system in the fuselage ?
8-163.500/501 Blattzahl 5 Blatt 2 Tragflügel Wing ? 501 is the mirror image of 500.
8-163.502/503 Lose Teile im Flügel Various parts in the wing ? 503 is the mirror image of 502.
8-163.510/520 Blatt 2 Tragflügel ?
8-163.513/514 Blatt 27 Tragflügel ?
8-163.620 Tw.-Bedienanlage ?
8-163.702 Behälteranlage im Rumpf ? Mintec ref : R3553 (?) F 487
8-163.703 T-Stoffbehälter im Rumpf ?
8-163.712/722 M-Stoffbehälter, linker Flügel / rechter Flügel ?
8-163.713/725/723/725 C-Stoffbehälter im Flügel ?
8-163.731 Tr.-Bedienanlage ?
8-163.733 Gestänge für Haupt und Zusatzbetätigung ?
8-163.733-006 Gashebelkasten ?
8-163.800 Starre Bewaffnung 2 MG 151 ?
8-163.802/801 Starre Bewaffnung orm Tragflügel rechts/links ?
8-163.803/804 Einbau RZ65 *** Tragwerk lks. v. r. ? Drawing title difficult to read
8-163.807 Starre Bewaffnung 2 MK 108 ?
8-163.809-01* BSK 16 Einbau ? Drawing number difficult to read
8-163.809-013 Revi 16D Einbau ?
8-163.810-013 Revi 16D Einbau ?
8-163.900 Blattzahl 6 Bl. 1 Elt. Anlage im Rumpfvorderteil ?
8-163.900 Blattzahl * Bl. 2 Elt. Anlage im Rumpfvorderteil ? Secondary drawing number difficult to read
8-163.900 Bl. 4 Elt. Anlage im Rumpfvorderteil ?
8-163.900 Bl. 5 Elt. Anlage im Rumpfvorderteil ?
8-163.900 Blatt 6 Elt. Anlage im Rumpfvorderteil ?
8-163.906-Z002 Höhenatmer-Anläge ?
8-163.906-Z011 Gerätebrett ?
8-163.910 FT Anlage im Flügel links ?
A17928Z Seitenruder Rudder ? Note on drawing: "Deckblatt zu Me163.320 Seitenrudder" which translates as "cover sheet for Me163.320 Rudder"


The following drawings were listed by the NASM, but their number don't fit the format used above well. Likely '8-163.320-001.005' means sheet 1 of 5 of drawing 8-163.320, but what means '8-163.320-001.002/003'? Also, how can 8-163.320 cover both the spar and the ribs? Until this is cleared, these drawings are listed separately.


8-163.320-001.001 Holm Spar# 02/07/42 NASM location code 0601
8-163.320-001.002/003 Nasenrippe Nose Rib# 02/10/42 NASM location code 0601
8-163.320-001.005 Rippe 1 Rib 1# 02/10/42 NASM location code 0601
8-163.320-001.016 Rippe 4a Rib 4a# 06/08/42 NASM location code 0601
8-163.523-037
8-163.524-037
Rippe 17 Mittelstück Rib 17 Middle Piece# 08/10/44 NASM location code 0901
8-163.00-9525 (3) Überlaufbehalter Overflow Container# - NASM location code 0102

# translation as noted on the drawing by American (?) translator



Deutsches Museum archives

Mr. Fuessl of the Deutsches Museum kindly provided an overview of folders or document groups that contain Komet-related material. It contains factory correspondence, technical reports and part lists. Apparently no technical drawings of the Komet are included in this listing, but the archive does contain them. Possibly they are not indexed (yet). Apart from this list, the museum's archive contains very extensive technical documentation (about 45 meters) of the 'Heeresversuchsanstalt Peenemünde' with photographs, correspondence, manuscripts and technical drawings. If you plan to search the archive, please let me know so I can update this listing.



Drawings systems

Some additional insights into drawings systems by Mark Williams:



Digitally restored Walter drawings

The 48 German Aircraft Blueprint Archive sells set of nineteen A3 size prints as 'HWK Motor Bauzeichnungen Aussgabe 1' / 'HWK Motor Blueprints Volume 1'. They are digitally restored original Walter motor drawings, and the set will be expanded slowly, time permitting.





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