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Messerschmitt Bf109G-2 at the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon - Click for Full Image

Messerschmitt Bf109G-2 (10639) 'Black 6' at the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon. This aircraft was built in Liepzig late in 1942 and served in the Desert War. However, shortly into it's operational life it was found damaged and abandoned at Gambut, Tobruk. Shipped back to England for evaluation and testing as RN228 in RAF camouflage, it spent time with both 1426 Enemy Aircraft Flight at Collyweston and the Central Fighter Establishment at Tangmere. Following the end of the war it was stored for many years until a serious attempt of restoration started in 1972. Nearly twenty years later, it flew again with the agreement that it would be flown for a limited period by the Imperial War Museum at Duxford before going on show at the RAF Museum. Following a forced landing at the Duxford Autumn Air Show on 12th October 1997, this aircraft was restored at Duxford and arrived at the RAF Museum, Hendon  during 2002.

 

(Picture December 2002)


   

Messerschmitt Bf109E (1190) at Duxford - Click for Full Image

 

Messerschmitt Bf109E (1190) of the Imperial War Museum Collection at Duxford. This actual aircraft took part in the Battles of Britain and France, shooting down five aircraft before suffering an engine failure and crash landing in a Sussex field on the 30th September 1940.

 

 

(Picture March 2003)

 

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