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The Luftwaffe's Messerschmitt ME-262 Schwalbe jet. Once airborne, it simply could not be touched by allied fighters. It flew over 150 km/h faster. The only reliable way to destroy them, as with the Luftwaffe's even faster Me 163 rocket fighters, was to get to them on the ground before-and-during-take-off, or simply to deprive the Germans of the fuel supplies they needed. But this worked. These magnificent warbirds ended up not changing a thing in the course of the war.

The Luftwaffe's Messerschmitt ME-262 Schwalbe jet. Once airborne, it simply could not be touched by allied fighters. It flew over 150 km/h faster. The only reliable way to destroy them, as with the Luftwaffe's even faster Me 163 rocket fighters, was to get to them on the ground before-and-during-take-off, or simply to deprive the Germans of the fuel supplies they needed. But this worked. These magnificent warbirds ended up not changing a thing in the course of the war.

A great poster of the Tanks and armored vehicles used by both the Allies and the Axis Powers during WWII! Perfect for history classrooms. Fully licensed. Ships fast. 24x36 inches. Check out the rest o                                                                                                                                                      More

World War II Tanks Military Poster 24x36

A great poster of the Tanks and armored vehicles used by both the Allies and the Axis Powers during WWII! Perfect for history classrooms. Fully licensed. Ships fast. 24x36 inches. Check out the rest o More

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"Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds..." (Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee,  Jr.)

"Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds..." (Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr.)

Royal Navy fighter pilot Lord Alexander Hawke's Harrier in the skies over Baghdad in the 1st Iraq War. His squadron was based on the HMS Ark Royal.

Royal Navy fighter pilot Lord Alexander Hawke's Harrier in the skies over Baghdad in the 1st Iraq War. His squadron was based on the HMS Ark Royal.

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