For the First Time in History [VIDEO]
The Me 626 Schwalbe (in English translated to "Storm Bird") was the world's first operational jet, let alone jet fighter. It entered WWII mid 1944 under Nazi Germany, and was used as a Light Bomber and Recon plane, as well as some experimental night fighting. It was faster and more heavily armed than any Allied fighter, claiming an estimated 540 Allied kills.
Back in October of 2015, history was made during the annual Wings Over Houston air show, when for the first time in history, the Storm Bird flew in a formation alongside a P-51 Mustang and a Supermarine Spitfire.
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From top to bottom, the P-51 Mustang and the Supermarine Spitfire[/caption]
In this awesome video, you’ll see an Me 262 (the first operational jet in the world) flying in formation with a P-51 Mustang and a Supermarine Spitfire. What makes this such a unique event is that although this jet has flown beside a Mustang before, it has never flown with a Spitfire. Together, it’s really quite a sight to see.
https://youtu.be/9K3Vbsf8po8Read more from World War Wings.Aside from the fact that history was made with this flight, it's just plain cool to see these planes and many more from previous wars flying together in one video. Let us know what you think in the comments section and on our social media!