Adolf Galland Quotes & Sayings (Page 2)

16 most famous Adolf Galland quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was a German soldier who passed away on 9 February, 1996.

“If we would have had the 262 at our disposal - even with all the delays - if we could have had in '44, ah, let's say three hundred operational, that day we could have stopped the American daytime bombing offensive, that's for sure.”
Adolf Galland Quotes
“According to Goering and the Luftwaffe High Command, they were supposed to be the fighter elite.”
Adolf Galland Quotes
“It's unbelievable what one squadron of twelve aircraft did to tip the balance.”
Adolf Galland Quotes
“This would only come if you have a revolutionary change in technology like the jet brought about.”
Adolf Galland Quotes
“Many pilots of the time were the opinion that a fighter pilot in a closed cockpit was an impossible thing, because you should smell the enemy. You could smell them because of the oil they were burning.”
Adolf Galland Quotes
“When I was fired from my post as General of the Fighter Arm, I was to give proof that this jet was a superior fighter. And that's when we did it. I think we did it.”
“I made a written report which is still today in existence. I have a photocopy of it, and I am saying that in production this aircraft could perhaps substitute for three propeller- driven aircraft of the best existing type. This was my impression.”
Adolf Galland Quotes
“Of course, the outcome of the war would not have been changed. The war was lost perhaps, when it was started. At least it was lost in the winter of '42, in Russia.”
Adolf Galland Quotes
“We had at our disposal the first operational jet, which superseded by at least 150 knots the fastest American and English fighters. This was a unique situation.”
“We have built a total of about 1250 of this aircraft, but only fifty were allowed to be used as fighters - as interceptors. And out of this fifty, there were never more than 25 operational. So we had only a very, very few.”

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