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Messerschmitt Me-262A-1c reproduction starting to roll at Paine Field, KPAE
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:iconchaosrudy306:
CHAOSRudy306 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that aircraft changed the face of air to air warfare forever
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible! :wow:
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Alexios2 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! Is this one of the operational reproductions built in Everett, Washington? I heard that they built five of them for use as museum pieces. A beautiful plane that helped to usher in the jet age.
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FFDP-Neko Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
This is so awesome! You are so lucky to see one
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:iconwehrmacht90:
Wehrmacht90 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hnnnnnng I have to see this, I just have to, somewhere in my lifetime.
There may be no complete original flying Me-262, but I'm just glad that somewhere, some people eventually realized the value of this beauty and made this.
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DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Where few, if any, know that the Swasitka is the Native American symbol for Peace & Harmony.  DEFINATELY NOT AFTER HITLER GOT DONE WITH IT!!
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:iconcrazybioshockfan232:
CrazyBioshockFan232 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
why is there still a swastika on the tail?
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
they put it on for historical accuracy
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:iconcrazybioshockfan232:
CrazyBioshockFan232 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Oh yes, Historical Accuracy was this taken at an airshow? like in Berlin or the States?
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Voxterx Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
I like your little sly comment! This Swastika is for Historical Accuracy lol why do the USA have strips and stars on thier flag ?? the nuked japan, they killed slaves :OOO gtfo
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
this was during a test flight just after she was assembled in the US. Everett Washington
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:iconfarold:
Farold Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
It is a sign of the infinite achievements of aryan race.
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:iconwherewolfe:
wherewolfe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
It's a Shame there aren't more original me262s. There were 1000s just laying around highways in Germany as the allies advanced, now I bet you could count the number of flyable originals on two hands.
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
well, literally no original -262s are flying
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:iconcamaroman286:
CamaroMan286 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Awesome photo. I was wondering why the engines on these only lasted 25 hours. I was hoping you could tell me.
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
thanks ^^
and well, this one doesnt have that problem as it has modern engines. but the old ones did due to poor materials in the design
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:iconcamaroman286:
CamaroMan286 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Ah! Thank you. ^_^
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DeSynchronizer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ohhhh SO SEXY
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
heh yep ^^
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:iconcipher80:
Cipher80 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
TOO BAD ARE DAMNED HIGH-UPS DIDN'T MAKE GOOD USE OF IT ;IKE THE COMMIES DID!!! WE KEPT MAKING STRAIT-WIN AIRCRAFT TILL WE FINALLY CAME OUT WITH THE SABRE!!! THAT'S WHY I'VE HATED "HIGHER-UPS" CAUSE THEY ALWAYS THINK THEY KNOW MORE THAN THE "AVERAGE JOW" WELL JIMMY DOOLITE, EDDIE RICHKENBACKER, CHUCK YEAGER, BUD ANDERSON, BILLY MITCHELL, ETC BUST HIGH UPS ASS AND MADE EM LOOK LIKE THE PUSSIES THEY ARE!!!!
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dcwhite Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Very Cool. I went to and airs how in Michigan last summer specifically to see one of these - and it didn't show. Hope it was awesome.
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
heh might've been the Collins Foundation bird. I know theirs had a lot of problems
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:iconmrpalaces:
Mrpalaces Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
That's a gorgeous heavy metal fruit.
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
sure is ^^
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BlacKHeaDSg1 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that plane is one of favs......i was angry that i mised it flying on airshow in Zeltweg
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
one of mine too ^^
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Scarecrow2011 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is an awesome paint job!!!!! :la: so cool!
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
eh, I've seen better on the -262, but still, just glad to see one in the first place XD
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:iconscarecrow2011:
Scarecrow2011 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats sweet! True enough. :)
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demosthenes1blackops Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*i want... must has...*
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
heh ^^
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demosthenes1blackops Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always loved that plane.
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:icontomcatdriver:
TomCatDriver Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Blue Oyster Cult actually made a song about this bird.....
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
that they did, I have it on my laptop
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:icontomcatdriver:
TomCatDriver Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
just a bit unusual....! good tune,tho,and a bit of history.
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NelietisLV Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ha ha my favorite plane to crash in Il-2 game :D
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
haha xD
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:iconartlovr59:
artlovr59 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011   Photographer
Very nice. I remember reading about this project years ago. Nice to see it's off the ground. I'm not crazy about the camo, though....
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
heh its been off the ground for awhile, actually this is the last one they will be building ^^'
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:iconartlovr59:
artlovr59 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011   Photographer
Do you know how many they did build?
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
this is the 5th and last one
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:iconartlovr59:
artlovr59 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011   Photographer
I somehow thought they were building more. Had visions of squadrons of the things!
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:iconlifegoes:
lifegoes Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Photographer
first in its kind :)
love it :heart:
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
that it was ^^
and thanks ^^
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:iconnomyai:
nomyai Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
To me, the ME-262 "Swallow" is the only true jet fighter in the world, all others are just cheap pretenders. ;-)

I hadn't seen anything on these beauties since the gear collapse issue a number of years ago. If I remember correctly the entire project started out as the "Texas-262" but ran into enormous legal problems.

Thanks for sharing!
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
heh yep, first of many

and they've been going, just under a bit more secrecy. and dont think "texas-262" was ever the name of this project...seeing as they'be been built here in Washington ^^'
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:iconnomyai:
nomyai Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
I just located this on the web. Are these the ones at Paine Field? Looks like I have the perfect excuse to visit Washington State next summer. ;-)
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
yep, this one is at Paine, but after the 11 hour flight test program is up, I have no idea where it'll go
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:iconnomyai:
nomyai Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
The 'Texas-262' was the name I spotted in an aviation magazine back about 1985. The build was somewhere near San Antonio and the company was owned by several retired Air Force Generals. Ran into all sorts of legal issues and basically just disappeared. Next I knew was a few years back when there was a taxi test (I think) gear collapse at Paine Field. The article hinted that these were the Texans being finished 'on the lamb' in Washington. One way or the other, just the story of getting them in the air makes for a good spy novel. ;-)
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SwiftLegend Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Filmographer
do they make reproduction Mustangs? I heard they couldn't get the licensing for the engines...and well it would be badass to see repos..
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