The Herald of A New Era: The Messerschmitt ME-262 Fighter

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During the last few months of World War II, the Germans unleashed the world’s first ever jet fighter in the hopes that this new technology could turn the tide of the war.
 
The Messerschmitt 262 was not simply another war machine. It was a technological advancement in itself and could be considered one of the few significant leaps ever made by man in the history of military aviation.
 
While the ME-262 wasn’t the wonder weapon the Germans originally hoped for, it was indeed a sight to behold. It is seen as the precursor of the modern jet fighter. The ME-262 was the herald of a new era and this is its legend.