1st Eng., lang., translation, 2004. 206 pp., photo & other plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Upper and lower edges of inside flaps (only) of d.j., narrowly trimmed, not affecting any text, o/w FINE. The Me 262 was the world’s first operational military jet. Hitler believed that it would become Germany’s ‘miracle weapon’ and took a great personal interest in its development. Pilot Mano Ziegler was involved from its inception and contributed to its design and testing. Could the Me 262 have broken Allied supremacy in the air ? Why did it take so long to come into service and why were hundreds of German pilots sacrificed in developing it ? Most important of all, why did the Me 262 prove not to be the unparalleled success that Goering claimed it would be and what role did Hitler play in this ultimate failure ? These are some of the questions this compelling book answers.