German pilots nicknamed this incredible aircraft as the Sturmvogel (Germanfor "Stormbird"). Ultimately though the Me262 had little impact on the course of the war, with 500 odd kills claimed against a loss of 100 aircraft and many more grounded due to lack of fuel.
However, its spectacular and revolutionary design has left it as one of the legendary and most recognisable combat aircraft of the era.
The Messerschmitt Me262 boxed edition is available from all good retailers, from the local hobby shop to high street chain stores. The boxed version and the download version (using Flight1's popular e-commerce system) are also both available direct from Flight1.