Monday, 23 July 2018

Messerschmitt Me 410 A-3 (Wk.Nr. 10259, RAF serial TF 209) - ebay photo find #259

Me 410 A-3 at Collyweston 1944

Above; public domain via wiki commons. Messerschmitt Me 410 A-3 Wk.Nr. 10259, RAF serial TF 209.

Below; Some nice detail and aerial shots of this same machine (presumably) at No. 1426 (Enemy Aircraft) Flight at Collyweston, Northamptonshire (UK). This aircraft was formerly F6+OK of 2(F)./122. The crew, Fw. Hans Beyer and Uffz. Helmut Hein, got lost on the return leg to Perugia and landed by mistake at Monte Corvino, Italy, on 27 November 1943. It arrived for testing at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough (UK), on 14 April 1944, and was also evaluated by the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, Boscombe Down. TF209 flew with the Fighter Interception Unit at Wittering from August 1944 until March 1946 when it was transferred to No. 6 Maintenance Unit at Brize Norton.

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