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History[]

Built by Mraz at Chocen, Czechoslovakia [N 2] during the spring of 1945,[2] and operated by an unknown unit as RR+KE,[3] 475081 was captured at Flensburg, and designated Air Min 101.

Flown to the Royal Aircraft Establishment on 5 September 1945, the aircraft was re-coded VP546 in May 1946.[2][N 3]

Used primarily by the RAE Aerodynamics Flight, the aircraft was landed aboard the carrier HMS Triumph by Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown on 28 May 1946, coming to a stop on the aft lift. Before it's return, the aircraft was used to photograph the approach path to a carrier, something that had not been properly accomplished before.[2]

Following it's retirement, the aircraft was placed on display in the RAF Museum, Cosford.[1]

Notes[]

  1. Rept0n1x Photos via Luftwaffe Warplane Survivors[1]
  2. Chocen is now located in the Czech Republic
  3. The RAF Museum entry for the aircraft lists the RAF serial as VP746,[4] which was never allocated.[5]

Sources[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Luftwaffe Warplane Survivors
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 FlyPast. May 2016. Page 104
  3. LEMB Archive
  4. RAF Museum Cosford Fi156
  5. Robertson, Bruce. British Military Aircraft Serials 1912-1966. Ian Allen Ltd. 1967 Page 297
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