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    There is a myth about the Messerschmitt Me 262 that the deployment of the aircraft was delayed due to Hitler’s insistence that the Me 262 be produced as a super-speed bomber. For more than any other reason, the delay was due to the shortage of engines. Had more resources been available for development, it could have inflicted severe casualties on the Allied bomber campaign, greater than could have been sustained. This might have possibly turned the tide of war briefly towards Germany. By the time the aircraft’s potential was finally realized, it was too late to be effective. Read More ...

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