German He 280 Jet

An He 280 prototype at rest after skidding off the runway. The He 280 could arguably be called the first turbojet powered fighter aircraft in history even though it never entered production. (Credits: Bundesarchiv)

An He 280 prototype at rest after skidding off the runway. The He 280 could arguably be called the first turbojet powered fighter aircraft in history even though it never entered production. (Credits: Bundesarchiv)