The Me 262 must have scared the daylights out of allied pilots. Remember that this was the first jet aircraft produced at any scale, & they had very little intelligence on it early on. Imagine seeing a plane with no propeller for the first time!
One of the things that jet engines enabled this fighter platform to do was carry a lot more gun weight. Four 30mm MK 108 cannons firing high-explosive rounds to be precise. Apparently a single volley of four rounds could take down a B-17.
Indeed. There is, just so much that happened in WW2, so many air battles, so much innovation...so much mystery...that not enough feature films have been made about it.
(Sorry to vent and rage about movies here, if you don't care, don't read it.)
I'm tired of teenage vampire love triangle stories set as period pieces...why can't movies be made for people over age 25, and also be of the "action blockbuster" type, also with a good dose of historical significance? I mean, most young teens don't even go to movies anymore anyway...
(I have high hopes for the new "Captain America", because the first one was pretty good...)
I mean, if "Saving Private Ryan", were released in 2014, it would have to be released at Christmas time, because it's a historical film, and nobody who has ever played a video game, gives a rat's hiney about history. All they care about is how idiotic a film's characters can be...how over the top and cartoonish the action sequences are...it seems to me.
When I was a kid, Indiana Jones didn't need to be a 15 year old boy going to the prom as a vampire in the Great Pyramid, to get me interested. I accepted that adults in their 30's, could probably have the most fun and adventure of anyone. The fact that it was set with historical cues, made it all the more interesting. (Just as the serials that inspired Lucas and Spielberg in their childhood, to make this series. Evidently kids could be entertained with adult main characters back then, too...it's only now that kids don't want to pay attention to adults, or to history...why is that?).
At least with "The Hobbit" and LOTR, there is a sense of story, and "history", even though it's mythical history. But of course...it's based on books written over 60 years ago! If the books were written today, they would be about kids firing crossbows on gameshows of the future...good thing they weren't!