The Messerschmitt Me 262 spooks USAAF bomber





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Published on Jun 4, 2008

The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe (German: "Swallow") was the world's first operational turbojet fighter aircraft.It was produced in World War II and saw action starting in 1944 as a multi-role fighter/bomber/reconnaissance/interceptor warplane for the Luftwaffe. German pilots nicknamed it the "Sturmvogel," (Stormbird) while the Allies called it the "Turbo." The Me 262 had a negligible impact on the course of the war due to its late introduction, with 509 claimed Allied kills (although higher claims are sometimes made), against more than 100 Me 262 losses.

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Elvis Guerra
0:50 "what´s that? WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?! "  [jet turbines sound].......what a moment in history
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Mojo Risin
Was that radio commentary real?
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All the current American aviation tech was "borrowed" from the Nazis.
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Germany East
envious americans, envious englishman  Germany was superior and better technically
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Simas A.
imagine the shock and horror those bomber crews felt. It twice as fast, and makes loud strange noises. Thats like if we saw a flying saucer today, only it would be shooting at us. Thats not only aerial warfare, thats a psychological warfare as well
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Sclohayahu Golden wankenstein
If nazi germany had this earlier, ... it might have won the war.
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Franz Bauer
seemed maybe like science fiction for the americans
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atacan atacanbaba
Amerika made atomic bomb (EİNSTEIN DİD, so made by german). Von brown was a nazi engineer. He made v1 and v2 rockets. first guided missiles. After ww2 von brown went to america and he made rocket to go to moon. Armstrong went to moon. (German made again).
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Gloster Meteor was the worlds first operational jet.
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Real or not, imagine the shock and awe from British and American pilots and Bomber crews when they saw these jets for the first time. The world of today is very fortunate that Germany was not able to mass produce enough of these to make a considerable difference at this point in the war, because the war might of had an unfortunate ending for the Allies. 
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