The Messerschmitt Me262 was the first operational jet fighter in the world. Project work had begun at Messerschmitt as early as April 1939 on a new high-speed fighter plane the propulsion of which was to consist of the “turbine jet” system. And on 18thJuly 1942 the Me262 took off on his first flight. The Me262 was powered by two Jumo 004B type engines giving the Me262 a maximum speed of 870km/h at an altitude of 6000m. Its service ceiling was 11400m and its range was 1050km. Basic armament consists of 4×30mm MK108 cannon installed in the nose. In addition, 2×12 type R4M rockets could be carried the wings.