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History[]

Built at Regensburg in March 1945, as part of the same batch as the Deutsches Museum White 3.[1] Operated by II./KG51 as 9K+XK (Black X).[2] and flown by Fahnenjunker Oberfeldwebel Fröhlich[1] the aircraft was captured at Fassberg. She remains the only Me 262 left in existence wearing her original (albeit worn) colours. Her markings show both the Unit signatures along with the Air Ministry colours applied at Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, where she was allocated reference Air Min 81. Restoration was completed in 1985 and the aircraft was put up on display[1] in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia.[3]

Sources[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Butler, Phil. War prizes: An Illustrated Survey of German, Italian and Japanese Aircraft brought to Allied Countries During and After the Second World War. Leicestershire, UK: Midland, 1994. ISBN 0-904597-86-5. Page 94
  2. LEMB Archive
  3. Luftwaffe Warplane Survivors
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