reichsmarschall: “ A pilot sitting on the edge of the cockpit of his Messerschmitt Me 109 on an air base at the Channel coast. ”

reichsmarschall: “ A pilot sitting on the edge of the cockpit of his Messerschmitt Me 109 on an air base at the Channel coast.

The evolution of the Nazi's war planes throughout World War 2. Germany had a solid air force.

The evolution of the Nazi's war planes throughout World War Germany had a solid air force.

German air force bomber Heinkel He111 on mission. View from the cockpit, 1942.

German air force bomber Heinkel on mission. View from the cockpit, Luftwaffe

Hunting Swallows As the Allied armies advanced deeper into Germany the soon-to-be winners started worrying more and more about the post-war and who would rule next. To assure supremacy a tech race took place with special teams on all sides trying to be the first, and if possible the only ones, to get their hands on Germany’s advanced weaponry and top scientific personnel and research.

US soldiers with captured German Notice the MK 108 Cannon on the nose of the aircraft. It fired 11 rounds per second.

Bombs falling away from a Junkers Ju-87 Stuka dive-bomber. The photograph appears to have been taken from a following aircraft, 1940

JUN 12 1942 Under Stuka dive bomb attack in the desert The Stuka Ju 87 dive-bomber remained a feared weapon for as long as the Luftwaffe fighters could provide it with protection.

Leutnant Franz von Werra ('The One That Got Away') - BF109 E4 - II.JG 3. - Wierre au Bois, France - Aug.'40 (with his pet lion cub 'Simba') ECPAD

JG of Leutnant Franz von Werra ('The One That Got Away'); with his pet lion cub 'Simba', Wierre au Bois, France, August 1940

German Luftwaffe Bf-109G-6 Messerschmitt.

Luftwaffe ground-crew ("black men") positioning a Bf 109 "Kanonenvogel" equipped with the Rüstsatz VI underwing gondola cannon kit. Note the slats on the leading edge of the port wing. JG France, autumn of

Me Bf 109

Me Bf 109

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