Conceived in secret, Hitler's Luftwaffe shocked the world when it was finally unleashed. The new fighters and bombers of the German Air Force proved lethally effective against the enemy and are now regarded as some of the greatest warbirds of all time. Packed with original archive film, this film offers a fascinating and detailed insight into four of the Luftwaffe's most powerful and feared fighting aircraft.
Me 110 Goring called it The Destroyer'. After it came off worst in dogfights against Hurricanes and Spitfires during the Battle of Britain, it seemed like the Me 110's days were numbered - until innovative new variants proved that the 'Destroyer' could really live up to its name.
Ju 87 'Stuka' The world's most infamous dive-bomber, the fearsome Stuka played a key role in Hitler's Blitzkrieg tactics, hammering the enemy from the air in support of tank columns and tank troops. Its blaring siren struck terror into the hearts of enemy combatants on the battlefield.
Me 109 The Messerschmitt Me 109 was the backbone of the Luftwaffe fighting force and the first truly modern fighter of the era. An awesome opponent in a dogfight, the Me 109 scored more 'kills' than any other aircraft in the Second World War. Over 31,000 were built - a testimony to its superb design and lethal capabilities.
Me 262 The jet-powered Me 262 was the harbinger of warbirds to come. A truly awesome fighter, its speed and power made it more than a match for anything else in the skies. Had it not arrived so late, it might have changed the entire outcome of the war...