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
1944 Messerschmitt Me 262 - Tap the link to see the newly released survival collections for tough survivors out there! :D
Me 262A, Wrknr. 111711, the first of the type to come into Allied hands, lost near Xenia, Ohio, 20 August 1946.
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.
Near the end of World War 2, in Europe. U.S. gun camera footage of an American fighter firing at a German Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter. Several hits are seen on the wings and then on the tail of the Me 262, which appears to accelerate, while emitting smoke. It is then seen with its right engine smoking heavily. It is again attacked and apparently shot down. Another scene shows attack against a German fighter (Possibly Me-109?).
Me 262 - https://youtu.be/RSWEO-ratKM Even with jets they found out, they were NOT super men!
Messerschmitt Me-262 Stormbirds
Messerschmitt Me 262, 2ème Guerre Mondiale, Avions, 25 Juillet, Avions Militaires, The Jets, Flight 19, Adolf Galland, Luftwaffe
Messerschmitt Me 262 Cockpit
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La photo montre l'avion entre les mains des Alliés. Le Messerschmitt Me 262 "Schwalbe" est le premier avion de chasse opérationnel à moteur à réaction de l'Histoire. Son premier vol avec réacteur eu lieu en juillet
The Messerschmitt Me-262 was the first jet fighter to enter operational service. It was a superb day and night bomber interceptor, with a speed advantage so great, and armament so powerful, that it could easily intercept and destroy allied heavy bombers, while practically ignoring their swarms of piston-engined escort fighters, and the bombers' own gun turrets.
Messerschmitt Me-262B-1a/U1 biplaza, Nachtjäger 'Rojo 12' (W.Nr. 111980) de la 10./NJG.11 'Kommando Welter'; Schleswig Jagel 1945. Más en www.elgrancapitan.org/foro/
Germany's Messerschmitt Me 262 was by far the fastest fighter of World War II. In addition to its Jumo 004 turbojet powerplants its swept wings were a further innovation that made the Me 262 one of the most extraordinary designs of World War II. The Me 262 A-1a achieved the incredible speed for its time of 497 mph - almost 125 mph faster than the North American P-51 Mustang. The Me 262 not only enjoyed superior speed but it also had deadly firepower: a total of (4) Mk.108 30 mm cannon
Right side profile view of a Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe at rest