Completely serviceable Messerschmitt Me-262, captured by the Allied army

Messerschmitt Me-262


The first fully operational German jet fighter Messerschmitt Me-262, which was captured by the Allied army.
On March 31, 1945 the test pilot of Messerschmitt Hans Fay surrendered to the Allies on this Me-262A-1A plane, landing at the airfield in Frankfurt. Subsequently, this Messerschmitt Me-262 was tested in the US and on August 20, 1946, it crashed in one of the flights (the American pilot escaped by jumping out with a parachute).

 

 

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Date: 1945

In : 1945

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