Fried one more thought. In 1945 parts of the Me 262 were being sent by any means possible by land; horse drawn carts being an example. The parts and components were drawn from all over the existing Reich with many underground manufacturers from Czechslovakia, southern Bayern. Using forced labor, high end quality was on the low end and several pilots in JG 7 thought that their Schwalbe's had been tampered with at the factory. Losse bolts, vibrations and nosies coming from who knws where. Buckling at critical joints as engine to wing and wing to fuselage. Fuels in 45 were hard to come by as well and we will cover the NF jet kommando's hard earned luck finding fuel sources in our book........ When JG 7 was created some of the finest pilots and not neccessarily RK holders were drawn. many thought their ops days were over and this would be just a unit to test drive the jet but not really jump into the air. They were mistaken. As Adolf Galland said several times " It felt like Angles were pushing me ". for the competent pilots the jet was rather easy to fly although the loudness of the engines was real and the take-offs were so quick it scared many. Walter Schuck of JG 5 days when becoming Staffelkapitän of 3./JG 7 had a real problem lining up on the rear of his target as he would overcompensate and fly over without getting a shot in.