Messerschmitt Me-163 B-1 Komet

Messerschmitt Me-163 B-1 Komet Courtesy of Randy Malmstrom Messerschmitt Me-163 B-1 Komet, Wk. Nr. 191660, and Scheuch-Schlepper. This particular aircraft was built by Junkers Aircraft (production of the Me-163 had been largely taken on by Junkers which had fewer production obligations at the time). Its first flight occurred on December 18, 1944 when it was…

Mittelwerk GmbH Aggregat 4 (A-4)

Courtesy of Randy Malmstrom Mittelwerk GmbH Aggregat 4 (A-4) Vergeltungswaffe 2. This particular V-2 was restored from interior components recovered during the 1990’s from the Mittelbau-GmbH facility which used slave laborers from the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp. However, the sign also on display is believed to be from Test Stand 7 at Peenemünde, the launch pad…

Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat

By Randy Malmstrom Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat “Bad Kitty” Bu. No. 80483, Constr. No. C.225. This particular aircraft was delivered to the U.S. Navy on July 24, 1945 and was assigned to NAS San Diego. After 46 hours of non-combat flying time it was relegated to the boneyard at Naval Air Station Litchfield in Arizona, but…