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have any of you guys seen this?? I think it's awesome! Check out the video at the bottom....

http://www.stormbirds.com/project/general/updates.htm

http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?doc ... 0&q=me+262


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quite amazing to see it fly. looks like it never will on that take off.

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What an amasing sight !

That sound sends shivers up your spine.

Great too see one fly.

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A batch of Meteor F.1's would be nice now please :D

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Need one of them for my krad to tow about.

have we got room in the hanger rob


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now that thing is one sexy mofo. love to see that thing flying, they should have it fly over victorry show next year :D

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now that thing is one sexy mofo. love to see that thing flying, they should have it fly over detling next year and gary can shoot it down with his halftrack :D

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philip turland wrote:
Need one of them for my krad to tow about.

have we got room in the hanger rob



You can buy them from the website! Their only making a small batch (about 6 or so), but they are so authentic that the Messerschmitt Foundation in Germany (which the one in the video belongs to) have issued them with serial numbers following on from the last one produced at the end of the war!


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There's also a batch of new build FW190,using Chinese built radials,the 262 has Pratt& Whitneys. One of th 190s is going to be made as long nose D model. Theres some film of one on U-tube.


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There's also a batch of new build FW190,using Chinese built radials,the 262 has Pratt& Whitneys. One of th 190s is going to be made as long nose D model. Theres some film of one on U-tube.
Hey panzerJohn! I saw those on youtube they look brilliant don't they!? Good to see some of the classic warbirds back in the skies!

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that was amazing alwasys loved the 262 now seeing it like this just shows you how amazing the aircraft really was.


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The only thing that messed up the 262 was the engine - only about 10 hours between total rebuild on the Jumo 004s - Now, with the P&W J85 she can reach the full potential.
As a thought, with a re-engine, she should at least have a sub-designation ? (possibly C or D?)
(edit - after checking the website, a small b is added after the designation)

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Fantastic footage, saw various on the You tube site.
Can't remember if the 'Merlins' one has been on a previous posting, but type it in the search and have a butchers.

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maybe now they can see if the me262 was capable of breaking the speed of sound that would be amazing!!!

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Be worth seeing.....

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The only thing that messed up the 262 was the engine - only about 10 hours between total rebuild on the Jumo 004s - Now, with the P&W J85 she can reach the full potential.
As a thought, with a re-engine, she should at least have a sub-designation ? (possibly C or D?)
(edit - after checking the website, a small b is added after the designation)


I remember reading somewhere that building the engines was a very skilled job, but was still done by slave labour. the camps were combed for high grade engineers and tecnicians, and they were put to work building the engines from the parts made all over Germany. The blokes knew what they were making and why, and the German supervisors made sure that no sabotage took place, but by assembling small parts just outside of the tolerances given and so impossible to detect without a stripdown, the life of the engines was reduced. The Germans were still puzzling this at the end of the war, and put it all down to new technology teething troubles.

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