MARKTSTRASSE 7A, 6060 SARNEN, SWITZERLAND

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Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a
SN 110400 | Currently not registered

LOCATION:

Austria

YEAR:

1944

SERIAL #:

110400

REGISTRATION #:

Currently not registered

PRICE:

430'000 EUR

RARE AND ICONIC STATIC DISPLAY 

HISTORY & BACKGROUND 

The Me 262 was not only the first operational jet-powered fighter but also the world’s first jet fighter to be produced in series. Serial production began in 1944 followed by introduction into service by Erprobungskommando 262 test unit. After its disestablishment, the unit was redesignated Kommando Nowotny. It drew its name from Major Walter Nowotny, German Luftwaffe Ace.

Kommando Nowotny was formed for establishing proper tactics for Messerschmitt Me 262. Based at Achmer and Hesepe, the unit attained operational status in October 1944. Nowotny realized that the use of dedicated protection-squadron of prop-driven conventional fighters as cover against the roaming Allied fighters was a necessity for the jets during take- off and landing because of maneuver difficulties and slow acceleration of the Me 262.

On 8 November 1944, during Adolf Galland’s inspection visit at Achmer, the unit took-off as a flight of bombers was reported. Four of its jets were shot down. The fourth aircraft to be lost on that day was Nowotny’s - this particular Me 262 A-1a, SN 110400. White 8 crashed at Epe, 2.5 kilometers east of Hesepe.

ORIGINAL PARTS 

  •  Most of the cockpit instruments

  •  Pilot ́s seat

  •  Control column

  •  Rudder bar with pedals, brake cylinders and hydraulic lines  Trim unit in the cockpit

  •  Fuses

  •  Heated front window

  •  A lot of levers and buttons

  •  Oxygen hose

  •  Rear canopy ejection bar

  •  Fuselage rear section underneath the rear canopy  Two fuselage sections in the left rear fuselage

  •  Tank mounts in the fuselage

  •  Trigger units in the gun compartment

  •  Locks of the gun compartment

  •  All of the accessory hole covers

  •  Section of the hydraulic system next to the cockpit  Oxygen bottles and rack in the fuselage

  •  Oxygen vent in the fuselage

  •  Power converter of the avionics

  •  Mothercompass

  •  Tail section right

  •  About half of the horizontal tail

  •  Top of the rudder

  •  Trim unit for the horizontal

  •  Most of the control system in the tail

  •  Inner structure of the vertical

  •  T ail light

  •  External power plug

  •  Bottom panel in front of the wings

  •  Hydraulic cylinder in the wings

  •  Part of the gear door retraction system

  •  Structural parts in the wings

  •  Navigation lights

  •  Smaller parts in the fuselage and wings

  •  Engine nacelles are completely rebuilt including perfect engine

  • mockups (when you look into the openings you will see the

  • compressor wheels etc. – perfect for static display)

  •  Two Riedel starter engines dismantled but included

  •  Smaller parts in the engine nacelles including locks and

  • hatches

  •  Both main landing gear struts including hydraulic cylinders,

  • hubs, tires

  •  Front gear strut (there are two- right now a perfect copy is

  • attached with original hydraulic cylinder, but since we have gotten a complete original front gear, we will attach that as well)

  •  Front wheel incl hub, tire, brake and brake line 

​SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION UPON INSPECTION

Specifications and/or descriptions are provided as introductory information only and do not constitute representations or warranties. Verification of specifications remain the sole responsibility of purchaser. Aircraft is subject to prior sale, lease, and/or removal from the market without prior notice.

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