Me 110 today?

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  1. Amsel

    Amsel Active Member

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    Are there any Me 110's out there today? If so are any flyable?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Flying - I don't think so. I believe there are only 2 or 3 on static display. One in England, one in Germany or Austria. If there is a 3rd, I'm not sure where.
     
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    It's great that there are a couple saved for posterity, but I wish I could find a modern video of a engine start or better yet flying.:(
     
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    For my dime.. Engine start yes... flying no!

    I believe that it's selfish and irresponsible to fly aircraft when there are less than 5 in existence. The historical significance of these beasts are far more important than displays on the airshow circuit!

    "But they were meant to fly... they are living history." yeah great... go see a P-51, B-25, B-17 or other warbird fly that has healthy numbers. The rare ones should be grounded.

    They are historical artifacts that should be preserved. They did their duty. let the rare ones retire so our descendants can appreciate them (P-26, Helldiver).

    Being grounded is no guarantee for survival... air museums are subject to fire and natural disasters.... like San Diego 1978


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    I too would like to see airworthy Bf 110, but I don't know if it will happen... Maybe someday someone will manufacture airworthy replika of Bf 110, like this new Me 262's and Fw 190A/N.

    Anyway here's some more pictures of one preserved Bf 110 night fighter at Hendon:
     

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    Bump what Comiso said.
     
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    Great pictures.
     
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    I totally agree with Cosimo. There was a vid posted a little while ago of a B-17 landing that made me cringe. I don't want to get into that debate about what happened but the rarity of it and to see what was done sends my blood pressure up. And of course there is Michael Crichton and Chaos Theory.

    The 110 is nice but if someone was to re-manufacture a twin like the 262s they're doing, I would rather see a 410.
     
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    I like the 410 as well, but the 110 was more prevalent. No comment on the flying of rare aircraft.
     
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    #12 imalko, May 20, 2009
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    I agree with you guys. The rare warbirds should be preserved at any cost. I would rather see static Bf 110 or some other rare twin then non at all.

    Take Bf 109G "Black 6" in UK for example. When it crasched my blood presure sure went up (despite my young age :D) since it was only airworthy Bf 109 back in the 90s. I'm happy they were able to restore it so people can still see this beautifull bird...

    By the way what happened with airworthy Bf 109G-10 "Black 2" and Bf 109G-2 "Red 7". I know that some time ago "Black 2" had minor landing acident. Is she flying again? And "Red 7" had also crashed but I haven't heard if she's going to be restored?
     
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    Check out this web page. It has everything you need to know about surviving aircraft.

    Preserved Axis Aircraft

    As for the Bf 110, here is a list of all surviving Bf 110's. Only are only 2 complete aircraft however that are on display. One in England and one in Germany. The one in England I can get some pictures of in a few weeks. There is also one more in Germany that is being restored and one in Italy that is in storage and will be restored soon.

    England
    Bf 110C Werk Nr. 3115 (only wreckage)
    Bf 110G-4/R-6 (Restored for display)
    Photo: http://www.preservedaxisaircraft.com/Luftwaffe/messerschmitt/images/Bf110G4RAFM.jpg
    Photo 2: http://www.preservedaxisaircraft.com/Luftwaffe/messerschmitt/images/BF 110G RAFM cockpit.jpg

    Germany
    Bf 110D-0 Werk Nr. 3154 (only wreckage)
    Photo: http://www.preservedaxisaircraft.com/Luftwaffe/messerschmitt/images/Bf110Speyer.jpg
    Bf 110C-4 Werk Nr. 3235 (Wreckage to be restored to display)
    Bf 110E-2 Werk Nr. 4502 (Wreckage Only)
    Photo: http://www.preservedaxisaircraft.com/Luftwaffe/messerschmitt/images/Bf110E2M8ZE.jpg
    Bf 110F-2 Werk Nr. 5052 (Restored for Display)
    Photo: http://www.preservedaxisaircraft.com/Luftwaffe/messerschmitt/images/Bf110F2LNER.jpg
    Photo 2: http://www.preservedaxisaircraft.com/Luftwaffe/messerschmitt/images/Me110_5052.jpg

    Italy
    Bf 110C-4 Werk Nr. 3577 (Wreckage only but is to be restored)

    Russia
    Bf 110F-2/Trop Werk Nr. 5020 (only tail section)
    Photo: http://www.preservedaxisaircraft.com/Luftwaffe/messerschmitt/images/BF 110 Moscow_1.jpg
    Photo 2: http://www.preservedaxisaircraft.com/Luftwaffe/messerschmitt/images/Bf 110 Moscow_2.jpg

    Finland
    Bf 110F-2 Werk Nr. 5048 (Wreckage Only)

    Norway
    Bf 110F-2 Werk Nr. ?? (Wreckage Only)
    Photo: http://www.preservedaxisaircraft.com/Luftwaffe/messerschmitt/images/Bf 110 Sola.jpg
    Photo 2: http://www.preservedaxisaircraft.com/Luftwaffe/messerschmitt/images/Bf 110 Sola_2.JPG
     
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    I'm surprised there aren't more 'G' models.
     
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    Thanks Adler! Very useful information. I am looking for a group or aircraft to devote time and money into to keep running and it seems that the Me110 is not a likely candidate. I also have some friends that are studying the Me110 and this should be great help.
     
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    How about Me410 A-1
    F6+WK 2(F)/122
    NASM, Paul Garber Collection?

    Looks like it could do with some dollars and love spent on it!
     
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    I was at the RAF museum the other week but at the moment the hall that the 110 is in is closed. Shame!
     
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    Thank you sir, I will look into it. There are a bunch of great American crates to support but an obvious shortage in German aircraft.
     
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    Did they say how long it will be closed? I will be there in a few weeks.
     
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    Not that I noticed. All the other halls are open though so there's still plenty to see and it's free entry (posted my pictures in the Displays section)
     
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