X-Plane 11.30+ Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1 1.0.1. Messerschmitt Me 262, nicknamed Schwalbe (German: "Swallow") in fighter versions, or Sturmvogel (German: "Storm Bird") in fighter-bomber versions, was the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. Design work started before World War II began, but problems with engines, metallurgy and top-level interference kept the aircraft from operational status with the Luftwaffe until mid-1944. The Me 262 was faster and more heavily armed than any Allied fighter, including the British jet-powered Gloster Meteor. Me 262 pilots claimed a total of 542 Allied aircraft shot down, although higher claims are sometimes made. This X-Plane model features a fictional livery. Cockpit functions still require work, but the rest of the plane is nicely done. Please see the included Readme file for more information on this model. November 2019 update: a few new objects added to the cockpit. By Stephane Toledo.