Messerschmitt Me 262

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Title

Messerschmitt Me 262

Description

Photo 1 is a front/port side view of the nosewheel twin engined jet.
Photo 2 is a port side view.

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Two b/w photographs on an album page

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IBCC Digital Archive

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PThomasAF20080010

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Messerschmitt Me 262.
The technical advances that this aircraft introduced to aerial warfare were such that at the eleventh hour, it could have regained for Germany something of the ascendancy in European skies once enjoyed by the Luftwaffe during the early phase of World War II. But for the tardiness & interference by Germany’s leaders the Me 262 could have been introduced into service six months earlier & in sufficient quantities to provide them with effective air cover. Designated as a Single seat Interceptor fighter powered by two Junkers Jumo 004B-1-2-or3 axial flow turbojets, armed with four 30mm MK 108 cannon. Maximum speed 540mph at 20,000 feet. Initial climb rate 3937 feet per minute.

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“Messerschmitt Me 262,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 19, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23275.

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