Messerschmitt ME-262A1 Swallow V08 3D model
Messerschmitt ME-262A1 Swallow V08 This model is fully textured and comes with many animateable features and lots of detail. The cockpit is fairly well modeled and detailed. The canopy opens. Landing gear can be extended or retracted into the modeled landing gear bays. Flaps, elevators and rudder can be actuated in animation. The turbines front blades are visible and animateable. All materials and textures are included as shown. This model is available here in 9 formats for your immediate downloading.
Messerschmidt ME-262A1 Swallow was the worlds first operational jet fighter to see combat was a development of a twin jet design development process that started before WWII began. Initial development was difficult and delayed several times but ultimately successful. Engine problems and short supply of engine and aircraft parts and fuels caused further delays and reduced the production capability of the Germans to manufacture in large numbers. These began seeing service in combat in 1944 against the large formations of Allied Bombers then pounding Germany with escort fighters. The Me-262 was a huge leap forward for technology and almost impossible to counter with the best fighters in the Allied formations. However there were not enough to make any real difference in the outcome of the war.
At the end of the war, these aircraft were captured and confiscated by the British and Americans and used for testing and further development. The Me-262s led directly to the F-86 and many of the features found in the 262 were used in subsequent designs.