German Jets & V1 and V2 Flying Bombs
The definitive series on the Luftwaffe in WW2
The assumption that the RAF’s long-range reconnaissance aircraft, the Mosquito, could continue to employ its high speed to range across Germany with impunity, was shattered on 25th July, 1944.
A Mosquito, belonging to the No.544 squadron, barely escaped destruction after having been attacked in the first air-to-air encounter with the revolutionary new German fighter, the Messerschmitt Me-262.
The Me-262 represented the cutting edge of a new generation of highly advanced combat types, employing jet and rocket propulsion. Paralleling these aircraft types in the spring of 1945 were the first of Hitler's revenge weapons, the V-1 Flying Bomb and the advanced V-2 Rocket, that were intended to turn the tide of the war.