Aircraft Photo of 500200 | Messerschmitt Me-262A-2A Schwalbe | Germany - Air Force | AirHistory.net #44057
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:500200
Military Code:200/X
Aircraft Original Type:Messerschmitt Me-262 Schwalbe
Aircraft Generic Type:Messerschmitt Me-262 Schwalbe
Aircraft Version:Messerschmitt Me-262A-2A Schwalbe
C/n (msn):500200
Operator / Titles:Germany - Air Force
Location
City / Area:Canberra / War Memorial [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Collection:Australian War Memorial
 
Photo Date:28 June 2010
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 44057
Photo Comment

Bomber Built c.Feb 1945 saw combat with 4/KG(J)51, code 9K+XK, and Gefechtsverband Hogeback 'black X'. Flown to Fassberg at war's end and captured. Flown by the RAF to Farnborough for testing. Allocated RAF serial VP544 / Air Min 81. In 1946 shipped to Australia for the AWM. Displayed at AWM 1955-70, then loaned to the RAAF Museum Point Cook 1970-81. Minor restoration by CAC 1982 & returned to AWM Annexe 1988. On display in these rather dingy surrounds since 2003.

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