May 24, 2006
262 Flight

Mark gets a no-prize that whistles like a jet for bringing us this video of one of the new Me-262 jets puttering around a German airshow. As I recall, a Texas-based company built about a dozen of them, using original blueprints and, with the exception of the engines, duplicating the originals exactly.

Also interesting to see that American newscasters aren't the only ones who can't shut the f--- up.

Update: According to this Wikipedia article, it's actually the second of a half-dozen run of the fighters. It's "conversion" model (meaning it can be configured as either a single or two seat aircraft), and operated by a German historic society. More info on the whole project is here...

Posted by scott at May 24, 2006 09:26 AM

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