The Luftwaffe's Messerschmitt ME-262 Schwalbe jet. Once airborne, it simply could not be touched by allied fighters. It flew over 150 km/h faster. The only reliable way to destroy them, as with the Luftwaffe's even faster Me 163 rocket fighters, was to get to them on the ground before-and-during-take-off, or simply to deprive the Germans of the fuel supplies they needed. But this worked. These magnificent warbirds ended up not changing a thing in the course of the war.

The Luftwaffe's Messerschmitt ME-262 Schwalbe jet. Once airborne, it simply could not be touched by allied fighters. It flew over 150 km/h faster. The only reliable way to destroy them, as with the Luftwaffe's even faster Me 163 rocket fighters, was to get to them on the ground before-and-during-take-off, or simply to deprive the Germans of the fuel supplies they needed. But this worked. These magnificent warbirds ended up not changing a thing in the course of the war.

German Me-262 Fighter Flight

German Me-262 Fighter Flight

North American P-51 Mustang

North American P-51 Mustang

Messerschmitt Me 262 Cockpit

Messerschmitt Me 262 Cockpit

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An Me 262 being prepared for battle. -

An Me 262 being prepared for battle. -

[Photo] Deux monstres allemands en formation

[Photo] Deux monstres allemands en formation

18 avril par Gaëtan. La photo de la semaine, c’est toujours le mercredi (ou le jeudi quand je suis en déplacement ), un cliché sélectionné car il a retenu mon attention par son

Messerschmitt 262 Schwalbe (Swallow) At 8:40 a.m. on 18 July 1942, V3, the third prototype, call sign PC+UC, made the first pure-jet flight when it took off from Leipheim, Bavaria with Messerschmitt’s Chief Test Pilot, Flugkapitän Fritz Wendel. (Colourised by Benoit Vienne from France

Messerschmitt 262 Schwalbe (Swallow) At 8:40 a.m. on 18 July 1942, V3, the third prototype, call sign PC+UC, made the first pure-jet flight when it took off from Leipheim, Bavaria with Messerschmitt’s Chief Test Pilot, Flugkapitän Fritz Wendel. (Colourised by Benoit Vienne from France

Me 262A, Wrknr. 111711, the first of the type to come into Allied hands, lost near Xenia, Ohio, 20 August 1946.

Me 262A, Wrknr. 111711, the first of the type to come into Allied hands, lost near Xenia, Ohio, 20 August 1946.

Messerschmitt Me 262 variants color II

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