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Major Hartmann

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#21 16 years ago

Hehe, in late 1945? ;) (I know what you mean)




Akula971

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#22 16 years ago

If the meteor was included, then the HE162 Salamander should be included too. Contrary to popular belief it did see brief action and the report from the RAF test pilots that flew it later, ranked it very highly indeed!

Source: World War II fighting jets by Jeffery Ethnell & Alfred Price ISBN 1 85310 406 X Published by Airlife Publishing

Postwar tests after the war at wright field between a P-80A shooting star and the ME262A where conducted by Al Boyd. The results where that favourable to the ME262A that the publishication was suppressed. The tests where not combat manourves, but comparisons of speed, rates of climb and turning radius. The ME262A had better speed and acceleration, equal climb; the P80 was eaiser to handle and better visability source Messershmitt ME262A-Arrow to the future by Walter J. Boyne ISBN 0-88740-6652-3




Count Nosferatu

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#23 16 years ago

Salamander... was that that People's jet [or whatever it was called]




Akula971

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#24 16 years ago

Goering gave it that name.The people's fighter, but like any jet combat aircraft, it would be a deathtrap to any inexperienced pilot.

On 19th of April 1945 Guenther Kirchner of 1st gruppe shot down a British aircraft, he later died on the same mission, the shot down captured pilot confirmed his kill. There are about 4 other kills acredited to the HE162 too.




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#25 16 years ago

You do know that only 36 Wirbelwinds were converted and put into operational service? (i think, it was on Battlegroup a while ago on the History Channel)