Title: Messerschmitt Me262

The Me262 was the world’s first operational jet fighter, and first flew in 1941. However various problems with the engines, metallurgy and German politics meant the aircraft did not enter service until May 1944, too late to have any effect on the outcome of WW2. it was produced mainly as a fighter and fighter-bomber and was an extremely capable aircraft, being faster and more heavily armed than any allied aircraft including the comparable Gloster Meteor.

Constructed in heavily protected underground facilities spread around Germany, only around 1,430 were built before the end of WW2. Many examples were captured and test flown by the allies, and these greatly influenced the design of post-war western and Russian aircraft. In addition a few examples were produced post-war by Avia in Czechoslovakia.

This title includes the German pilots manual and a USAAF produced pilots manual in English, along with the German operating manual for the Jumo engine and the Aircraft Profile for the Me262. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages unless otherwise stated.



This title contains:

  • Bedienungsvorschrift-fl (Luftwaffe Flight Operating Instructions) for the Messerschmitt Me262A-1, manual reference Reg. -Nr .286a dated Aug 1944 with approx. 27 pages and 8 fold-out illustrations. (In the German language.)
  • Pilot’s Handbook for the Me262A-1, USAAF Report No F-SU-1111-ND, released 15 July 1946 with approx. 27 pages. (An intelligence report produced from test flying a captured example.) Scanned from a copy.
  • Kurzbetriebsanweisung (Brief Operating Instructions) for the Junkers Jumo 004B-1 jet engine dated Sept 1944 with approx. 32 pages. (In the German language.)
  • Aircraft Profile publication No 130 covering the Messerschmitt Me262, dated 1966 with 16 pages. (In English.)