Aircraft Photo of VH519 | Messerschmitt Me-262B-1A/U1 Schwalbe | Germany - Air Force | #205466
Registration / Serial:VH519
Other Marks:305
Aircraft Original Type:Messerschmitt Me-262 Schwalbe
Aircraft Generic Type:Messerschmitt Me-262 Schwalbe
Aircraft Version:Messerschmitt Me-262B-1A/U1 Schwalbe
C/n (msn):110305
Operator / Titles:Germany - Air Force
City / Area:Johannesburg / Military History Museum [ Off-Airport ]Map
Country:South Africa
Collection:National Museum of Military History
Photo Date:24 September 2011
Photo by:Derek Gaynor
Photo ID: 205466
Photo Comment

Messerschmitt Me 262B-1a/U1 (Wk. Nr. 110305), "Red 8", 10./NJG11, 305, two-seat trainer converted into a provisional night fighter version equipped with FuG 218 Neptun radar and Hirschgeweih (stag antler) eight-dipole antenna array. This aircraft was collected at Schleswig-Jagel, Germany in May 1945. "Red 8" flew operationally with Kurt Welters 10./NJG11 at Magdeburg. Very few survived the fighting, and this is the sole example remaining in existence.

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