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Originally marked as ‘V-083’, this aircraft was one of the two Me 262A-1a/U4 "Pulkzerstörer" which carried an awesome 50mm cannon. This was intended to be the ultimate bomber-killer, this example was flown and tested from Lager-Lechfeld during March and April of 1945.
After the war, 170083, named "Wilma Jeane" and then "Happy Hunter II", was the subject of an abortive attempt by Messerschmitt`s Test Pilot Ludwig Hoffman (on the orders of Watson's Whizzers Col. Watson) to move her to the US for trials andealuation. The Me 262 crashed in Jersey during the flight, resulting in Hoffman having to bail out.