WW2 Me-262 turbojet fighter


Messerschmitt Me-262, originally uploaded by wasq.

The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe (German for Swallow) was the world's first operational turbojet fighter aircraft.[4] It was produced in World War II and saw action starting in 1944 as a multi-role fighter/bomber/reconnaissance/interceptor warplane for the Luftwaffe. German pilots nicknamed it the Sturmvogel (Stormbird), while the Allies called it the Turbo. The Me 262 had a negligible impact on the course of the war due to its late introduction, with 509 claimed Allied kills against the loss of more than 100 Me 262s

 

2 comments:

  1. Luis said,

    very poor information about a magnificent airplane, I´m very sad for that. its a waste of web page

    on March 13, 2012 at 8:47 PM  


  2. Luis said,

    very poor information about a magnificent airplane, I´m very sad for that. its a waste of web page

    on March 13, 2012 at 8:48 PM