WWI & WWII Military Historian. — thebeautyandthehorror: The Messerschmitt Me The Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant (“Giant”) was a German military transport aircraft of World War II, being the largest land-based transport aircraft of the war.
Messerschmitt Me 323D "Gigant" (Giant) heavy transport at rest in an unknown airfield in 1943. Aircraft in the background appeared to be Heinkel He 111 medium bombers. The first unit equipped with the Me 323 and formed during November 1942 was I./KG.zbV (I.Gruppe / Kampfgeschwader zur besonderen Verwendung) that had nine aircraft, and became operational in the Middle East, where a second unit II./KG.zbV 323 was formed in March 1943.
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Pz.VI. Königstiger (222) SS-Unterscharführer Kurt Sowa, s.SS-Pz.Abt. 501 mit Fallschirmjäger 1. Fs.Jg.Abt./9. Fs.Jg.Rgt. und Kradmelder, DKW NZ 350.1, Belgium, December, 1944.
Great photo showing real size of Maus
A Junkers Ju-87 Stuka that crashed and then flipped itself into an upright, nose-down position, with the surviving pilot posing in front of it.
A different sort of German aircraft factory, an underground facility for building He 162 jet fighters in 1945. The war ended before they could see any significant air combat.