sharing a few pictures taken during our visit to the RAF Museum at
London. The little jet is displayed in a dark corner of the Bomber
Hall, and I couldn't take better photos with my camera. The Salamander
or Volksjager had a very smooth skin, result of puttying and sanding
all external joints, but I could pick a few specific details.
This particular airframe, w/n 120227 was one of the 55 He-162s produced by Heinkel-Nord. It was used by JG1 and one of the almost 50 units surrendered to British forces at Leck on 6 May 1945, well documented in photos. It received AIR MIN 65/VN679/8472M registration and perambulated over several RAF units, museums and overhauls. On November 1989 it was moved to RAF Museum Hendon due to dispersal of the St Athan collection and displayed in the Bomber Command Hall, and then to RAF Museum London...
Yours truly, measuring the air speed. Photo by Sandro Tomasetto..
you find these photos useful somehow. If you have
any interesting information about the history of this aircraft, please drop