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 postwar 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.