Messerschmitt Me 262A-2a 112372 has been transported by road to its new home at RAF Museum Cosford in Shropshire.
The jet is returning to the Midlands after 14 years on display at the RAF Museum’s Hendon site. Prior to the move, the aircraft was dismantled by museum technicians and apprentices. The museum’s Hawker Hart trainer (K4972) also made the journey from Hendon to Cosford recently.
Head of Collections, Ian Thirsk said: “Today very few original examples of the Me 262 survive so we are delighted to present this significant aircraft to our visitors at Cosford.
Following the RAF Cosford Air Show on 11 June, the Me 262 will be reassembled, so now is a good opportunity to catch a rare glimpse of this famous aircraft in its dismantled state.”