The Messerschmitt Me-262 Schwalbe or Sturmvogel is well known as the first operational jet fighter. A two-part Design Analysis article [ PDF, 19.1 MiB ] , [ HTML ] appeared in the October and November, 1945 issues of Aviation magazine.
Part 1 dealt with the airframe, while Part 2 described the power plant. Both parts are included in the two-part Design Analysis article, while Part 2 is provided as a separate file.[ PDF, 0.6 MiB ]