The Messerschmitt Me262 "Swallow" was the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. Officially named "Swallow", and the Allies called it the “Storm bird”. The Me262 had a negligible impact on the course of the WWII. Its design was highly influential on post-war aircraft development. Plans were first test flight in 1941, In April 1944, into service. In the end, slightly over 1400 Me 262s of all versions were produced.