The Me 262 Stormbird Story


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By the time of its introduction into front-line service in July 1944 many Germans thought the ME 262 was capable of turning the tide of the Second World War. Accelerating to speeds well over 500mph, it was faster than any Allied fighter operating in the European theatre. Officially designated as the Schwalbe, or Swallow, its pilots soon renamed the ME 262 as the Sturmvogel. While the war was still going Hitler's way, the ME 262 was not considered a high-priority project by German High Command, until May 1943 when the ...

The Me 262 Stormbird Story 2010, History Press

ISBN-13: 9780752453033