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The ME262, the first jet fighter. This amazing aircraft was so far ahead of its time. It could almost reach supersonic speed and contained an automatic cannon. Since it was close to the end of the war when it came out and the Germans we so short of materials, it really was a death trap and many pilots died. Much of the interior was made of wood because so many materials could not be found. The fuel was incredibly explosive and yet this plane still lead the way for all modern fighters today.

The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe ("Swallow") was the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft.

A group of American pilots of the 379th Fighter Squadron U.S. Air Force captured German Messerschmitt night fighter BF.110 G-4/R3. Lt. Robert Hagen (Robert S. Hagen) tells his comrades about the last air battle. Germany, May 1945.

"Leaning on a deadly nocturnal shark" KB A group of American pilots of the Fighter Squadron U. Robert Hagen tells his comrades about the last air battle.

Messerschmitt Bf.109F-4/trop (W.Nr 10074) Gelbe 5 of 6 Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 27, piloted by Leutnant Gerhard Mix, Western Desert, Egypt.  14 August 1942

Messerschmitt trop W.Nr 10074 Gelbe 5 of 6 Staffel, Jagdgeschwader piloted by Leutnant Gerhard Mix, Western Desert, Egypt.

A German Me 163 Komet flies past an American B-17 Flying Fortress sometime during the Second World War. (Photo)

bad-luck-and-trouble: “whistlingdeath: “Dont see that everyday: Komet vs ” I’ve never seen a photo of the in combat. What a rare shot!

You had to have balls of steel to fly this!!! Vertical take-off manned rocket plane Bachem Ba 349 Natter. Bachem Ba 349 Snake. The only manned test flight on 1 March 1945 ended with pilot Lothar Sieber being killed.

You had to have balls of steel to fly this! Vertical take-off manned rocket plane Bachem Ba 349 Natter. The only manned test flight on 1 March 1945 ended with pilot Lothar Sieber being killed.

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