The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the mainstay of the Luftwaffe fighter force throughout the war. It was constantly upgraded to match improving Allied fighters. More Bf 109's were produced than any aircraft in the War except the Russian Il-2.
The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 was developed to replace the Me 109 when German air supremacy was challenged by British Spitfires. A masterpiece of warplane design, the new interceptor was able to fly higher and faster than the Me 109.
Designed by Kurt Tank of the Focke-Wulf company, the Ta 152 pushed the Fw 190's design to its limit. It was faster and more maneuverable than even the P-51 Mustang. But only a handful was produced.
The Dornier Do 335 was the fastest piston-engined aircraft of the war. With a puller engine in the nose and a pusher engine in the tail, the Do 335 could reach a speed up to 752km/h.
The Messerschmitt Me 163 was one of the many strange designs developed by the Luftwaffe toward the end of the War. The Komet was the fastest aircraft in the war and remains the only rocket-propelled aircraft to ever go to combat.
The Messerschmitt 262A1 was the perfect plane to any fighter pilot, as a German test pilot called it "flying with an angel's push." The 262 might well have turned the tide against the Allies had it been available for combat earlier.
The Heinkel He 162 was the last effort by the Luftwaffe to mass-produce a cheap jet fighter to stop the Allied bombing raids. Although it could match the performance of the Me 262, the Salamander was too late to have any significant impact on the war.
The Bachem Ba 349 was the last desperate measure to fend off American daylight bombers from German skies. The Ba 349 was part-expendable and capable only of local defense. The closing Allied troops overran the launch sites before any Ba 349 could see action.

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