This section of Stormbirds.com covers the Me 262 while it was in service with the Luftwaffe during the Second World War.

Webmasters note:

"Stormbirds at War" was first started back in 1997. Then titled "The Unofficial Me 262 Website", the site was an ambitious attempt to cover many aspects of the Me 262 including the new-build Messerschmitt jets then in progress in Texas. Since that time, the site has gone through many changes including intergration into the "Official" Me 262 Project site - "Stormbirds.com" in late 1998. Fast forward to late-2005 and this section of Stormbirds.com has once again undergone a complete overhaul (which is still in progress). Much thought and effort has gone into creating a site that is informative, instantly accessible, visually interesting and easy to maintain and update.

I hope you enjoy the site and that it will continue to be a resource for the Me 262 enthusiast for many years to come.

- Jamie Iverson



The Messerschmitt Me 262 was the first jet powered fighter to be actively used in combat. The shark-like Me 262 pushed the envelope of fighter plane design and easily outclassed the conventional fighters of the day. Many features which became standard in later designs were first introduced on the feared and respected Me 262.