Talk:Me 262 Project

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Dead?[edit]

The external link is dead and the news stories generally date from 2006, 2007 or so. Texas Airplane Factory and Classic Fighter Industries seem to be defunct and it appears only three were built; was the project killed off by the economic crash? The article describes it in the present tense but it seems to be dead and gone. This link suggests that at least one of the replicas flew briefly in 2006 but was then grounded for restoration until 2011, which implies that the replicas were a lot harder to manufacture than expected (at the very least) or that they barely flew and were quickly grounded. -Ashley Pomeroy (talk) 20:41, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

A bit of digging suggests it was bankrolled by a chap called Lou Werner, who managed to get one built but then died some time between 2008 and 2014. -Ashley Pomeroy (talk) 20:50, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

There were three of them built. One is owned by Messerschmidt in Germany. One is based at Ellington Field in Houston Texas and operated by the Collings Foundation. http://www.collingsfoundation.org/ma_me262.htm/ It is pretty cool to see it fly, but it sounds just like the NASA T-38's since it uses the same type of engine. I saw it fly twice in 2014. Looks like the other one went to the Michael King Smith Foundation and is displayed at the Evergreen Museum in McMinnville, Oregon.http://evergreenmuseum.org/new-me-262-reproduction-lands-at-the-museum/--Colputt (talk) 01:59, 3 January 2015 (UTC)