Photos of German Arado 234 B Blitz

Featuring the extraordinary Arado A234 Blitz.  Arado Ar 234 B Blitz. World’s first jet bomber/recon. Another incredibly innovative aircraft, and it's over 70 years old and barely 40 years after the Wright Brothers first flew their airplane at Kitty Hawk! This must have been almost a decade ahead of its time. It flew its first operational mission over Normandy in August 2, 1944, easily eluding enemy aircraft with its 459 mph top speed. Unlike other wonder weapons, this one was realistic and remarkable.  Note the outboard rocket assisted takeoff unit pods.