Messerschmitt Me 262 research guide

Aerei Modellismo February 1980 1/72 Me 262 plans; drawings of the nose sections of the different variants.

Flugzeug 1/1990 p.7 photos (2): Me 262 A-1/U4s Happy Hunter II and Wilma Jeanne

Review of the Revell 1/72 Me 262B-1a/U1 kit Scale Aviation Modeller April 1999

“Unfolding the Stormbird” FlyPast November 2002. Includes: A large fold-out cutaway of a Me262B-1/U1, plus side views of the Me 262V1 prototype with Jumo 210 piston and piston/jet power, the V3 with all jet power but with the tail wheel, V5 with tricycle gear, V6 1st production aircraft, the V12 with a low-drag canopy, Me 262A-1A/U4 with 50mm cannon, Me 262A-2A Blitzbomber, Me 262A-2A/U2 with bomb aimer in the nose, Me 262C-1a with Walther rocket, and the Me 262C-2B with compound jet/rocket engines. There are six color profiles, two of single-seat fighters, one single-seat recon machine, two trainers, and one night fighter. There is also a listing of survivors, and color art work depicting the cockpit of an Me 262A-1a.

“Stormbird flies in Germany” Aeroplane July 2006 p.9 reproduction D-IMTT

Review of the Trumpeter 1/32 Me 262A-1a kit Skymodel 11/07 p.66

Patrick Bramly “Far-Eastern Schwalbe” The Academy 1/72 Me 262 – includes several pages of 1/48 color profiles. Model Airplane International March 2009

Gerry Doyle “Uncle Sam’s Stormbird” Model Aircraft October 2016 Building the HobbyBoss 1/48 scale Me 262 as “Wilma Jeanne”

Ian Cooper “Six Gun Schwalbe” Model Aircraft February 2017 The HobbyBoss Me 262A-1a/U5 kit in 1/48

“A Swallow that Fly’s by Night” Scale Aviation Modeller International February 2017 Preview of the 1/32 Me 262B-1a/U1 kit from Revell.

Dick Clark “Lying Down on The Job” Scale Aviation Modeller International July 2017 The Me 262A-2a/U-2 from HobbyBoss.

Yefim Gordon, Sergey Komissarov, Dmitry Komissarov German Aircraft in the Soviet Union and Russia p.224-227: photos and two color profiles showing Me 262 under evaluation by the Soviets postwar, and discussion of how production of reverse-engineered 262 copies was considered at the highest level of the Soviet government.

Hugh Moran, John Weal German Jet Aces of World War 2 includes an Me 262A-1 4-view drawing in 1/72 scale

Dieter Herwig Luftwaffe Secret Projects: Ground Attack & Special Purpose Aircraft p.232-233 sketches of Me 262/Ju 287 and Me 262/unmanned 262 Mistel configurations

Bill Norton U.S. Experimental & Prototype Aircraft Projects: Fighters 1939-1945 p.223: side view of an Me 262 in US markings at Pax River


Review: Messerschmitt Me 262 Sturmvogel – Warbird Tech Vol. 6 by Dennis R. Jenkins

Some highlights:
P.1065 proposal drawings
3-views of the V-1 prototype, both with and without turbojets
Me 262 V10 with towed bomb
3-views of the V2 and V5
Side views of the V6-V9 prototypes
Interior structure photos
Side views of the A-1 variants
Me 262B side view diagrams
Several drawings of Hoghgeschwindkeit proposals.

Photo of Me 262 on display at NMUSAF

Me 262 on display at Dayton


Book Review: “Luftwaffe: Secret Projects of the Third Reich”