History[edit | edit source]
Built in late 1943 by Messerschmitt in Augsburg, there is evidence it served with Zerstörergeschwader 26 before being surrendered at Vaerlose, Denmark in May 1945. Designated Air Min 72, it was one of six Me 410s that were taken to the UK in 1945 for evaluation, but the only one to be later selected for preservation and to avoid being scrapped. It underwent restoration in 1986, after which both engines were successfully run on the ground. It was moved to Cosford in 1989, and has remained there on static display ever since.
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Simpson, Andrew. "Museum Accession Number 85/A/78, Individual History: Messerschmitt Me410A-1/U2 W/NR.420430/AM72/8483M." Royal Air Force Museum, 2007. Retrieved: 23 December 2011.
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