"Messerschmidt" was a famous German Aircraft manufacturing corporation named for its chief designer, Willy Messerschmidt, and known primarily for its World War II fighter aircraft, notably the Bf 109 and Me 262. The company survived in the post-war era, undergoing a number of mergers and changing its name from Messerschmidt to Messerschmidt-Bölkow-Blohm before being bought by DASA in 1989, now part of EADS.
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Messerschmitts Over America
On March 30, 1945, the USAAF captures their first flight-worthy Me 262 A-1a and starts the wheels in motion that leads to Colonel Harold Watson to sending 10 Me 262s to New York City. Five were given ...
Messerschmitt Bf 109 - Film Footage Of A Highly Successful Nazi Bird Of Prey
Black and white file footage of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 of World War II...on the ground, take-off, flight, and in action against Allied bombers.
Messerschmitt Me 163b - A Video Of The Bi-Fuel Liquid Rocket Powered "Komet" Nazi Interceptor
The Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet, designed by Alexander Martin Lippisch, was a German rocket-powered fighter aircraft. It is the only rocket-powered fighter aircraft ever to have been operational...
Messerschmitt Me 262A-1A - A Video Of The World's First Production All-Jet Powered Fighter
The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe ("Swallow") was the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. Design work started before World War II began, but engine problems prevented the aircra...