Crowborough, East Sussex: Classic Publications, 2000.
Illustrated by Illustrated. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket. Item #13902
Light cock, edge foxing, otherwise light wear; Dust jacket light wear. Solid oversize hardcover. ; First Edition of the most comprehensive account of the Me 262 ever written. "This book examines the impact the Me 262 made upon the course of the European air war following its operational debut with Erprobungskommando 262 in the summer of 1944. This extraordinary new aircraft was a vital element to a possible revival of Nazi Germany's flagging war effort for as Hitler told his generals before the Normandy invasion: "Every month that passes makes it more probable that we will get at least one Gruppe of jet aircraft. The most important thing is that the enemy get some bombs on top of them as they try to invade ... If we can pin them down on the beaches for just six or eight hours, you can see what that will mean to us ..." ... Using the frank and concise personal reports of Messerschmitt's front-line inspectors, as well as combat reports and other eye-witness accounts, the authors reveal the later tactical s.
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