Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a/U2


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Nose view


Tufts to study airflow

Side view


The total number of Me 262A-1/U2 variants consisted of one aircraft (WrkNr. 170056, V056). This aircraft was fitted with a FuG 220 Lichtenstein SN 2 radar array and Hirschgeweih antenna array in order to test the Me 262 as a night-fighter. Various nose-mounted antennas and wing-mounted vertical blade antennas were fitted in order to establish the best configuration.

A rare color photo of V056