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Moskito-Jager by Iain Wyllie. - AviationArtPrints.com

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Moskito-Jager by Iain Wyllie.


Moskito-Jager by Iain Wyllie.

An Me262B-1a of 10/NJG.11 Kommando Welter climbs to operational altitude to begin an anti-Mosquito patrol in March 1945. The Royal Navy's best test pilot, Captain Eric Brown, chief naval test pilot and commanding officer of the Captured Enemy Aircraft Flight Royal Aircraft Establishment, who tested the Me 262 noted: This was a Blitzkrieg aircraft. You whack in at your bomber. It was never meant to be a dogfighter, it was meant to be a destroyer of bombers... The great problem with it was it did not have dive brakes. For example, if you want to fight and destroy a B-17, you come in on a dive. The 30mm cannon were not so accurate beyond 600 metres. So you normally came in at 600 yards and would open fire on your B-17. And your closing speed was still high and since you had to break away at 200 meters to avoid a collision, you only had two seconds firing time. Now, in two seconds, you can't sight. You can fire randomly and hope for the best. If you want to sight and fire, you need to double that time to four seconds. And with dive brakes, you could have done that.
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 Adolf Galland fought in the great Battles of Poland, France and Britain, leading the famous JG26 Abbeville Boys. He flew in combat against the RAFs best including Douglas Bader, Bob Stanford Tuck and Johnnie Johnson. In 1941, at the age of 29, he was promoted to Inspector of the Fighter Arm. In 1942 Hitler personally selected Galland to organise the fighter escort for the Channel Dash mission. He became the youngest General in the German High Command but open disagreements with Hermann Goering led to his dismissal at the end of 1944. He reverted to combat flying, forming the famous JV44 wing flying the Me262 jet fighter, and was the only General in history to lead a squadron into battle. With 104 victories, all in the West, Adolf Galland received the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.

Adolf Galland by Graeme Lothian. (RM)
£350.00
 t was a time of grueling air combat and continuous sorties facing overwhelming odds. A time of wrecked nerves, fatigue, and the constant reality that the end was near for the men and machines of Hitlers Luftwaffe. Nevertheless, men flew into combat time and time again, defending their solemn oath to fight and die for the Fatherland!  Thunder from the Heavens depicts the pilots and machines of JG7, the first operational jet fighter group to be formed after the remotely successful EKDO 262.  Flying high above the ruins of the Reich in the beauty of an early evening sky, its hard to realize the enormity of destruction to the scorched earth below. Set in early March, 1945, the painting conveys the beauty of these sleek machines of war, contrasting with the peaceful surrounding of the coming spring evening.
Thunder from the Heavens by Brian Bateman.
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 Ben Drew shot down two Me262s in October of 1944. The painting shows the second Me262 as the main subject with Ben's <i>Detroit Miss</i> peeling off at full speed after he showered the aircraft with the fatal bullets.  The shoot down action was so quick in occurring, (31 seconds), that Drew never saw what had actually happened to the pilot, Oblt. Paul Bley, who slipped over the side in time to live to fight again.  As fate would have it Oblt. Bley was killed 2 weeks later when his 262 developed trouble while taking off and he plowed into a tractor at the end of the field.

Shooting Swallows by Brian Bateman. (P)
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Messerschmitt Me262.  With a sleek shark-like fuselage, revolutionary swept back wings and Jumo turbine engines, it must have been a sight to see one autumn day in 1944 when seen for the first time.  The 262 represented the Luftwaffes most potent air weapon during World War 2; however, not enough were produced in time to make a decisive difference to the outcome.
Guardians of the Reich by Philip West.
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Me262The Messerschmitt Me-262 Swallow, a masterpiece of engineering, was the first operational mass-produced jet to see service. Prototype testing of the airframe commenced in 1941 utilizing a piston engine. General Adolf Galland, who was in charge of the German Fighter Forces at that time, pressured both Goring and Hitler to accelerate the Me-262, and stress its use as a fighter to defend Germany from Allied bombers. Hitler, however, envisioned the 262 as the aircraft which might allow him to inflict punishment on Britain. About 1400 Swallows were produced, but fortunately for the Allies, only about 300 saw combat duty. While the original plans for the 262 presumed the use of BMW jet engines, production Swallows were ultimately equipped with Jumo 004B turbojet engines. The wing design of the 262 necessitated the unique triangular hull section of the fuselage, giving the aircraft a shark-like appearance. With an 18 degree swept wing, the 262 was capable of Mach .86. The 262 was totally ineffective in a turning duel with Allied fighters, and was also vulnerable to attack during take off and landings. The landing gear was also suspect, and many 262s were destroyed or damaged due to landing gear failure. Despite its sleek jet-age appearance, the 262 was roughly manufactured, because Germany had lost access to its normal aircraft assembly plants. In spite of these drawbacks the 262 was effective. For example, on April 7, 1945 a force of sixty 262s took on a large force of Allied bombers with escort fighters. Armed with their four nose-mounted cannons, and underwing rockets the Swallows succeeded in downing or damaging 25 Allied B-17s on that single mission. While it is unlikely that the outcome of the War could have been altered by an earlier introduction or greater production totals for this aircraft, it is clear to many historians that the duration of the War might have been drastically lengthened if the Me-262 had not been too little too late.

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Updates made to Aircrew database for : Pilot Officer Arthur C Dunlop : Aircraft updated (added Ventura), Squadrons updated, Squadron service dates updated
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Updates made to Airframes database for : Anson K6296 : Aircrew updated (added J. Stransky), Airframe notes updated (added 01-04-1941 : Anson crash-landed at Honington following the loss of the starboard aileron.)
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Updates made to Aircrew database for : Wing Commander Charles C Jock Calder : Birth date updated, Date of death updated, Deceased updated, Aircraft updated (added Lancaster), Squadron service dates updated
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Updates made to Airframes database for : Whitley T4145 : Airframe notes updated (added 07-04-1941 : Whitley was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed at Waterhuizen near Groningen in Holland. )
Hampden Mk.I AD899 of No.44 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Lieutenant Colonel Carl R Riggs : Squadrons updated (added 388th Fighter Squadron), Squadron service dates updated
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