The Birth of the Jet Fighter Era

The first jet-versus-jet aerial combat did not happen during WWII, even though the world’s first jet fighter, the German Messerschmitt Me 262, and the first British jet fighter, the Gloster Meteor, began combat operations in 1944. The Me 262 was mostly used to attack Allied bombers over Germany, and the Meteor began its military career shooting down German […]

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