Walk Around № 5542 - Messerschmitt Me 262
Издательство: Squadron/Signal Publications Inc. 2006
Автор: Hans-Heiri Stapfer
Количество страниц: 82 Pages
Формат: pdf LQ & HQ
Размер: 15.6 и 80.2 mb
The Messerschmitt Me 262 was the flfst operational jet fighter in the world. Its Jumo 004 turbojet powerplants and swept wing made it one of the most extraordinary designs of World War IT. The Me 262A-1a achieved an incredible top speed for its time of 870 km/h (497 mph) at an altitude of 6000 meters (19,685 feet), nearly 200 km/h faster than the North American P-51 Mustang. The Me 262 also employed the deathly firepower of four nose-mounted MK-1 08 30 mm cannon. Its operational service, however, was hampered by the unreliability of its engines and its weak undercaniage.
The flfst selial-produced Me 262A-1a (Werknummer 1300061VI+AF) took off on its maiden flight on 28 March 1944. The flfSt Me 262s were allocated to Erprobungskommando 262, a special fighter evaluation unit of the Luftwaffe under the command of Hauptmann (Captain) Werner Thierfelder, on 19 April 1944 at Lechfeld airfield in Bavaria...........