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We have built a total of about 1250 of this aircraft, but only fifty were allowed to be used as fighters - as interceptors. And out of this fifty, there were never more than 25 operational. So we had only a very, very few. Adolf Galland#Aircraft 71
Adolf Galland#Aircraft 71
I could not claim them because I was not supposed to be flying in combat. Adolf Galland#Claim 66
Adolf Galland#Claim 66
I had to inspect all fighter units in Russia, Africa, Sicily, France, and Norway. I had to be everywhere. Adolf Galland#Africa 54
Adolf Galland#Africa 54
According to Goering and the Luftwaffe High Command, they were supposed to be the fighter elite. Adolf Galland#According 46
Adolf Galland#According 46
We had at our disposal the first operational jet, which superseded by at least 150 knots the fastest American and English fighters. This was a unique situation. Adolf Galland#American 39
Adolf Galland#American 39
This would only come if you have a revolutionary change in technology like the jet brought about. Adolf Galland#Technology 37
Adolf Galland#Technology 37
And most of these pilots were lost during the first five flights. Adolf Galland#First 37
Adolf Galland#First 37
Many pilots of the time were the opinion that a fighter pilot in a closed cockpit was an impossible thing, because you should smell the enemy. You could smell them because of the oil they were burning. Adolf Galland#Burning 34
Adolf Galland#Burning 34
I made a written report which is still today in existence. I have a photocopy of it, and I am saying that in production this aircraft could perhaps substitute for three propeller- driven aircraft of the best existing type. This was my impression. Adolf Galland#Aircraft 26
Adolf Galland#Aircraft 26
The throttles could only move very, very slowly, always watching the temperature, always watching. And even in throttling back, you could bust it, even being very careful. Adolf Galland#Being 11
Adolf Galland#Being 11
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