of the FG at Selfridge AFB, Michigan in August of It was being used as a target tug at the time. (photo by William Balogh).
Germany's Messerschmitt Me 262 was by far the fastest fighter of World War II. In addition to its Jumo 004 turbojet powerplants its swept wings were a further innovation that made the Me 262 one of the most extraordinary designs of World War II. The Me 262 A-1a achieved the incredible speed for its time of 497 mph - almost 125 mph faster than the North American P-51 Mustang. The Me 262 not only enjoyed superior speed but it also had deadly firepower: a total of (4) Mk.108 30 mm cannon