Aircraft Photo of 191301 | Messerschmitt Me-163B-1A Komet | Germany - Air Force | AirHistory.net #351534
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:191301
Other Marks:FE-500
Aircraft Original Type:Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet
Aircraft Generic Type:Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet
Aircraft Version:Messerschmitt Me-163B-1A Komet
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:Germany - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles InternationalMap
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KIAD   IATA: IAD   Local: IAD   Other: -
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Udvar-Hazy Center
 
Photo Date:5 June 2016
Photo by:Arjun Sarup
Photo ID: 351534
Photo Comment

On display at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum. It is thought this Komet was tested by Karl Voy of Klemm at Oranienburg in Dec. 1944. Likely captured by the US Army at Esperstedt with other Komets in 1945, it would have belonged to Ergänzungsjagdgeschwader 2 (EJG 2). It was one of five brought back to the USA for evaluation after the war and assigned the code FE-500.

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