The Me. 262 Stormbird Ascending

Bob Carruthers

Date Published :
September 2013
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
Luftwaffe in Combat 1939-45
Illustration :
approx 50 b/w images, maps and schematics
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781781592311
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Emmy Award winning historian Bob Carruthers compiled this comprehensive overview of the Me.262. It draws heavily on post-war interviews with Luftwaffe pilots and staff officers to produce a fascinating insight into the Me.262 at the tactical and operational level.

Also featured are rare English translations of contemporary interviews concerning the 262 with Adolf Galland and Hermann Goering, alongside the views of test pilot Hans Fey and Flug Kapitan Wendel who flew the aircraft in combat sorties. They provided an absorbing study, from a unique series of primary sources, of the world of the Me.262 and its pilots, and conveys to the modern reader a vivid sense of how they were viewed at the time.

Also included is the complete pilot’s flying manual, which affords a fascinating insight from the cockpit into the realities of piloting the world’s first operational jet fighter.

About The Author

Bob Carruthers is an Emmy Award winning author and historian, who has written extensively on the Great War. A graduate of Edinburgh University, Bob is the author of a number of military history titles including the Amazon best seller The Wehrmacht in Russia.

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