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Credits

Special thanks are due to the following individuals and organizations, without whom this resource could not have been created:

Classic Publications for permission to use selected  text and graphics from their books.  Click HERE to view an index of their work presented on Die Schwalbe 2000.

Messerschmitt/Deutsche Aerospace for providing stencil drawings taken from wartime factory prints.

Herr Klug of the Deutsches Museum in Munich.  This museum is the home of White 3, a rare surviving Me 262A-1a.  You can read about the last flight of White 3 in the Testimonies section.

Mario Merino for the use of his excellent wire frame Me262 models.  These images may be found in the Technical section of the site.

Electronic Arts, Tom Tullis and Eagle Editions for their permission to use graphic content.

Click here for Aces & Units

Click here for Aces & Units

Click here for Weaponry

Click here for Weaponry
Meet some of the pilots that flew the Me262, the specialized units to which they were attached, and the role of each unit.  Also, learn about Luftwaffe personnel ranking and the German Chain Of Command An overview of the offensive and defensive kit that helped to create the feared 262. From standard weaponry, to the notorious R4M rockets and 'Bomber Busting' guns carried by later models, you'll find it here.

Click here for History

Click here for History

Click here for Plagiarism

Click here for Plagiarism

   A look at the development and combat service of the Me 262. Offers a wide range of resources, including sections on flight simulators, fine art and scale modeling.

Read about the impact that the 262's design had upon an entire generation of jet fighters around the world, from the Soviet Bloc forces to the US attempts at utilizing German technology.


Click here for Survivors

Click here for Survivors

Click here for Technical

Click here for Technical
 View individual galleries of remaining 262s, including information on where to find them. Includes links to related sites online.
 Study 3D cutaways, photos, & rare original technical drawings courtesy of Messerschmitt. legend.

Click here for Warpaint

Click here for Warpaint

Click here for MPEG Clips

Click here for MPEG Clips

 Examine the Me 262's colour schemes and markings, plus comprehensive stencil information. Detailed colour swatch section for the most widely used RLM colours is also supplied.

View MPEG clips of wartime German Me262 footage, courtesy of the University Of Southampton, UK, and their 'Jet Genesis' page.


Click here for Wurger!

Click here for Wurger!

   Click here for Testimonies

Click here for Testimonies

   Learn how the Doras of JV 44 assisted the 262`s during their most vulnerable times: take-off and landing. Includes colour renderings of several JV44 machines.

Read actual accounts from both the men who flew the Me262, and those who flew against the 'best the Germans had'.

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