Captured German Bf 110 G-4 night fighter at rest, United Kingdom, circa 1940s

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
4 Oct 2010 10:47:34 AM

The Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) at
Farnborough, England tested and evaluated
captured Luftwaffe aircraft.

The German markings, have been replaced with British RAF roundels. This Bf 110G and other
captured aircraft were displayed at (RAE)
Farnborough in 1945.

The only complete Bf 110G-4 is now on display
at the RAF Museum, England.
The aircraft was captured in Denmark at wars
end, flown to England, it was tested, and
later put into storage, later refurbished and put on display in 1978.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
8 Oct 2010 10:05:32 AM


RAF bomber losses were high even attacking
at night, the German night fighters were
able to get into the bomber stream and follow
the bombers to and from the target.
The RAF tried to jam the German airborne radar, without success.

A Messerschmitt Bf 110 night fighter crew, based in Norway defected to Scotland in
April 1943 and delivered to the British the
the advanced Lichtenstein C-1 radar, it was tested and new electronic counter-measures
were developed to jam it.

The Germans responded with new and improved
Lichtenstein airborne intercept radar.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
8 Oct 2010 10:42:50 AM

Another German night fighter, this time a
late model Junkers Ju 88R-1 of 10./NJG3
landed at RAF Dyce its crew defecting.

Some reports say the men were double agents
but, we'll never really know, however they did have an escort of Spitfires to make sure they make it!

The Ju 88 carried the latest Lichtenstein
electronics equipment. This Junkers Ju 88 is
on display today at the RAF Museum, England.
4. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
22 Oct 2010 06:54:48 PM

Messerschmitt Bf 110G-4 with flame exhaust
The German name is "Flammenvernichter"

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