Despite all that we have
learned about the Nachtjäger
(night-fighter) Me 262 variants, some fundamental questions remain.
The radar operator's electronics suite is one such area where detailed
information has proven exceedingly difficult to come by.
These postwar photos of
FE-610, captured by the United States Army Air Forces, reveal an as yet
unidentified component mounted to the canopy above the boxy FuG 16ZY
radio. While long thought to be a part of the onboard Neptune RADAR
equipment, a recent dialogue on the matter over on the Stormbirds Forum has
since called this into question.
So ... the question
remains: what is mounted to the canopy just above the FuG 16ZY
console? Is it the FuG 350 "Naxos" Zc, a Spanner night
vision system or perhaps some other device fitted by the Allies during
If you feel that you can positively identify it,
please contact our staff archivist Richard Eger. If possible, please try to include references to any relevant photographs, schematics, charts or original
documents that may help to support your conclusions.