The Luftwaffe developed its own fighter aircraft doctrine and implemented it consistently. German fighters were mainly designed for achieving superiority in the air by way of specially planned airborne operations and “free hunting.” Preference was given to aircraft optimized for vertical combat at mid to high altitude. This concept is reflected in aircraft design in all German tech branches.
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