Aviation Development With Jet Propulsion Projects For Aircraft Within The Luftwaffe Essay

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Through the course of the Second World War, Germany partook in numerous courses of research and development of weapons systems and platforms that were believed that they could help win the war more quickly and later hopefully turn the tide of the war. Of these the more ambitious and advanced attempts without doubt were the projects dubbed as Germany’s Wunderwaffen, or “Wonder Weapons”, by the nation’s Propaganda network. Several of these projects proved instrumental to advancement of many people of the world after the war, be such for military or civilian development, and they ranged between the practical to outright insane in scope. Through the course of this paper I will present and analyze a variety of these Wunderwaffe projects from different areas of development and what effect they had during or after the war for technological development. The first topic that will be covered will be that of Aviation development with Jet propulsion projects for aircraft within the Luftwaffe. Second will be projects involving several munitions projects that Germany had undertaken during the course of the Second World War.
Aviation Projects Prior to and through World War Two, Germany pursued numerous projects of advancement for its new fledgling Luftwaffe, one of such being the pursuit of Jet propulsion and how to apply them to designs. One of the first of these combat designs with Jet engines was the Messerschmitt Me 262 “Schwalbe.” Messerschmitt’s Me 262 is widely known as

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