Segment of a Luftwaffe training film about the Messerschmitt Me-262 jet aircraft
Germany Date:1944 Duration:3 min 20 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Instructor pilot officer standing on wing of an Me-262 jet aircraft, explains cockpit controls to a trainee seated in the cockpit. Gloved hand seen on the aircraft throttles. The instructor calls out to ground crewman. View of trainees feet on rudder pedals as he tips them forward to actuate brakes. Trainee slowly working throttles forward. Fuel flow, temperature, and pressure gauges shown gradually increasing. Trainee eases off toe brakes. View of aircraft wheels turning, and then of the aircraft taxiing and stopping with nose wheel cocked. Instructor speaks some more. Aircraft begins to taxi again with the instructor still standing on the wing briefing the trainee. Pilot actuates a toggle switch labeled Susatzbehälter hinten" and "Kraftstoffpumpe(fuel pump)hinten. He also actuates other toggle switches. Pilot unlocks left engine controls. heat and fumes stop as that engine shuts down. He moves remaining engine controls back and right engine shuts down. Both trainee pilot and instructor step down from the aircraft, as crew chief checks over the cockpit.
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