"Guardians of the Reich"

Ref: SWA-PW35

by Philip E. West

Edition size: 175

Overall size 28" x 14½"

Messerschmitt Me 262. With a sleek shark-like fuselage, revolutionary swept back wings and Jumo turbine engines, it must have been a sight to see one autumn day in 1944 when seen for the first time. The 262 represented the Luftwaffe’s most potent air weapon during World War 2; however, not enough were produced in time to make a decisive difference to the outcome.