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Author Harvey, James Neal.

Title Sharks of the air : Willy Messerschmitt and how he built the world's first operational jet fighter / James Neal Harvey
Published Havertown, Pa. : Casemate, [2011]
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Contents Prologue; PART I: TAKING FLIGHT; PART II: BIRTH OF THE JET AGE; PART III: A CRUCIAL MISTAKE; PART IV: REAPING THE WHIRLWIND; PART V: THE STORMBIRD GOES TO WAR; PART VI: ARMAGEDDON; Epilogue; Acknowledgements; Source Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary In July 1944 the Allies were stunned by the appearance of the Messerschmitt Me-262, the world?s first operational jet warplane. This new German fighter was more than 100 mph faster than any other aircraft in the skies. Although always greatly outnumbered, the Me-262 gained scores of victories over Allied fighters and bombers, and by the end of the war, many of the Luftwaffe?s greatest aces had clamored to be in their cockpits. No wonder military leaders believed that if it had been introduced earlier, this jet could have changed the outcome of the war. Sharks of the Air tells the story of Willy
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Subject Messerschmitt, Willy, 1898-1978.
Aeronautical engineers -- Germany -- Biography.
Messerschmitt airplanes -- Design and construction -- History.
Messerschmitt airplanes -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, German.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1612000231 (electronic bk.)
9781612000237 (electronic bk.)