Aircraft Photo of 10639 | Messerschmitt Bf-109G-2/Trop | Germany - Air Force | #57769
Registration / Serial:10639
Other Marks:6
Aircraft Original Type:Messerschmitt Bf-109
Aircraft Generic Type:Messerschmitt Bf-109
Aircraft Version:Messerschmitt Bf-109G-2/Trop
C/n (msn):10639
Operator / Titles:Germany - Air Force
City / Airport:Hendon (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:None
Collection:RAF Museum Hendon / London
Photo Date:28 December 2012
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 57769
Photo Comment

This 109 was built in Leipzig in 1942 and ferried to North Africa, entered service with 8/JG77 and was danaged in combat a few days later. It was flown to Gambut Main for repair but captured essentially intact when this airfield was overrun. She was extensively testes and evaluated before being shipped to the UK where the serial RN228 was allocated. Following a crash at Duxford in 97 it was decided that she should be rebuilt to static display standard and ariived at the RAF Museum in March 02.

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