The Messerschmitt Me-262 was the first operational jet fighter in the world, having serviced in World War II's German Luftwaffe. First flying in 1942, it did not see action until 1944. Nicknamed the Swallow, it caused quite some fear in Allied fighter and bomber crews but by then, it was too late.
Me-262 in Joe SteeleEdit
The Me-262 had been captured in Germany at the end of World War II, and reversed engineered back in the United States. The US copy was christened the F-80 and was employed in combat during the Japanese War where it was considered more than a match for the Gurevich 9.
During the Race Invasion of Tosev 3, Killercraft destroyed many of the primitive aircraft of the Earth's air forces, including the Luftwaffe. The Me2-62 was thrown into the battle straight away but was still very inferior, compared to the Race's standards.
The Me-262 was used in defense of the Ploesti oil refineries. It was fast for many propeller planes but wasn't fast enough to outrun missiles.