Messerschmitt Me 262 Variants Guide

Like most Luftwaffe aircraft, the Me 262 was produced in a variety of different models and configurations. These variations ranged from subtle improvements to radical re-designs as planners sought to task the revolutionary airframe in a variety of roles. The Luftwaffe had long since lost the numerical advantage and the Me 262 presented a way to compensate through technological superiority. Thus, almost every way to extend that superiority was explored. The result is an array of factory models and field modifications that can become bewildering at times. This is further complicated by the fact that there has been inaccurate information published in the past that has caused even more confusion. This resource is an attempt to provide accurate and up-to-date information on the many Me 262 variants presented in an easy to explore format.