This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
Close-up right side view of center section of Messerschmitt P.1101 single-seat jet fighter prototype in a hangar at the Messerschmitt complex at Oberammergau, Germany, circa mid 1945, well after capture by American forces. Engine seen in place in the aircraft is a mockup of the Heinkel-Hirth 109-011 (HeS 011) Turbojet planned for the aircraft. Identification on nose of aircraft ("Me - P1101 V1") was likely added by American investigators.
Collection Item Long Description:
- Aeronautics, Military
- World War, 1939-1945