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The Cutting Edge Heinkel Salamander - Another fascinating German Jet Fighter Concept

A group of American pilots of the 379th Fighter Squadron U.S. Air Force captured German Messerschmitt night fighter BF.110 G-4/R3. Lt. Robert Hagen (Robert S. Hagen) tells his comrades about the last air battle. Germany, May 1945.

"Leaning on a deadly nocturnal shark" KB A group of American pilots of the Fighter Squadron U. Robert Hagen tells his comrades about the last air battle.

Heinkel He 162D by Gareth Hector (Artwork No Scale)

Other names given to the plane include Salamander, which was the codename of its construction program, and Spatz ("Sparrow"), which was the name given to the plane by Heinkel.

The ME262, the first jet fighter. This amazing aircraft was so far ahead of its time. It could almost reach supersonic speed and contained an automatic cannon. Since it was close to the end of the war when it came out and the Germans we so short of materials, it really was a death trap and many pilots died. Much of the interior was made of wood because so many materials could not be found. The fuel was incredibly explosive and yet this plane still lead the way for all modern fighters today.

The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe ("Swallow") was the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft.

The Junkers Ju 287 was a Nazi Germany aerodynamic testbed built to develop the technology required for a multi-engine jet bomber.

The Ju 287 project started in June The aircraft was to have had swept-back wings and four turbojets, one beneath each wing and one on either side of the forward fuselage. However, the low spe…

Heinkel He 162 Volksjager (People's Fighter) aircraft.

Heinkel He Volksjäger, aka Salamander at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa. Heinkel He 162 Volksjager