Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe: Messerschmitt Me 262

Dan Sharp

Projects and plans to alter and improve Germany's infamous WW2 jet fighter - the Me 262.
Date Published :
May 2020
Publisher :
Mortons Books
Series :
Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe Close Up
Illustration :
80 drawings and photos, 15 color illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781911658276
Pages : 90
Dimensions : 9.7 X 7.2 inches
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Overview
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The first jet fighter to enter service and see combat anywhere in the world, the Messerschmitt Me 262 was a deadly technological marvel – yet it was also difficult to produce, dangerously unreliable and extremely vulnerable during takeoff and landing. Despite these flaws, its graceful swept wings, aggressive shark-like profile and undoubted combat abilities made it a legend. The aircraft underwent rapid development during its short front line career and numerous unusual variants were designed and produced. Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe: Messerschmitt Me 262 examines unusual production models alongside one-offs and drawing board projects. More than 30 designs are detailed, including the Me 262 A-1a/U1-5, Me 262 A-1b, Me 262 A-2a/U1-2, Me 262 B-1a, Me 262 B-1a/U1, Me 262 B-2a, Me 262 C-1a-3a, Me 262 D-1, Me 262 E-1 and E-2, Me 262 HG I-III, Me 262 W, Me 262 Mistel, P 1099A-B, P 1100, Me 262 Interzeptor I-III, Aufklärer I-II and Schnellbomber I-III.

About The Author
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Dan Sharp studied history at the University of Liverpool before beginning a career in journalism. Having spent several years as the news editor of a regional daily newspaper, he switched to motorcycle magazines. His previously published works on aviation have covered subjects ranging from German Second World War projects to Concorde. He lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife and two children.