History[edit | edit source]
This British marked Messerschmitt Me163 was captured towards the end of the war in unknown circumstances. It was flown at Farnborough as a glider; towed into the air by a Spitfire. Initially used for aerodynamic research; it was later used in trials regarding the feasibility of undercarriageless naval fighters. It flew well into 1947 before it was wrecked in a landing accident.[N 1]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Despite claims to the contrary, this is not the Me.163 preserved at the Imperial War Museum in London.