Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1, Werke No. 4034 being restored by the Historic Aircraft Collection

The information and photos found below are from The Kent Battle of Britian Museum Facebook page:

… had been fortunate enough to see the Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1, Werke No. 4034, belonging to Rare Aero Ltd, and is shortly going to be fully restored to airworthiness, but for (…) this was the first time to see her in the flesh.

The Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 W/No. 4034 (coded 6+I) of 8/JG 53 crashed at Street End, Lower Hardes, Kent at 09.10 hrs on 2nd November 1940. en-route to London on a free-lance sortie, the engine failed, forcing the pilot, Feldwebel Xaver Ray to make a good belly landing in a ploughed field.

The Messerschmitt was found in India and now that Guy Black has found a suitable Daimler-Benz DB601A engine she will be rebuilt to flying condition.

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