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.

Messerschmitt Schwalbe (Swallow) First production jet aircraft. This is a reproduction. I don't believe there are any of the originals still flying.

1944 Messerschmitt Me 262 - Tap the link to see the newly released survival collections for tough survivors out there! :D

1944 Messerschmitt Me 262 - Tap the link to see the newly released survival collections for tough survivors out there! :D

Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a - EJG 2 flown by Luftwaffe ace Major Heinz Bär. During the remainder of World War II, Bär was credited with 130 other aerial victories, including 16 while flying one of the first jet fighters, the Me 262, an achievement which would normally have earned him the coveted Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.

Messerschmitt Me 262 - EJG 2 flown by Luftwaffe ace Major Heinz Bär.

Authentic Decals 1 48 Messerschmitt Me 262 German Jet Fighter | eBay

Authentic Decals 1/48 MESSERSCHMITT Me-262 German Jet Fighter

Authentic Decals 1 48 Messerschmitt Me 262 German Jet Fighter

Watch: Incredible gun camera footage of a Me 262 being shot down - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/whotube-2/watch-incredible-gun-camera-footage-of-a-me-262-being-shot-down.html

Near the end of World War in Europe. gun camera footage of an American fighter firing at a German Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter. Several hits are .

Me 262  if the germans would of done a few things different  we'd all be speaking german

German Messerschmitt first operational jet fighter of WWII. Even though Frank Whittle, a briton, invented the jet engine we didn't back him to start with!

Me 262. The Messerschmitt ME 262, the world's first jet fighter, streaked away from him at more than 540 MPH, one hundred miles per hour faster than the P-51.

The Messerschmitt 262 : Documentary on the German Messerschmitt Jet Fighter. Known as Schwalbe (swallow) and Stormbird. A series of replicas, of both single and two seaters created with modern engines, for the warbird circuit in recent years.

Messerschmitt ME-262 Schwalbe (Swallow). The worlds' first production jet aircraft produced by Germany near the end of World War II. Also one of the first fighters to feature tricycle gear. Originally designed as a tail dragger, it was unable to take off due to blast on the rear flaps.

The worlds' first production jet aircraft produced by Germany near the end of World War II. Also one of the first fighters to feature tricycle gear. Originally designed as a tail dragger, it was unable to take off

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