NICO BRAAS COLLECTION
No. 8953. Messerschmitt Me 309 V1 ("GE+CU") Luftwaffe
Photographed at Lechfeld, Germany, June 1942, source unknown
05/31/2009. First flown on July 18, 1942, this aircraft was the first of four prototypes. The Me 309 featured a tri-gear landing carriage, retractable coolant radiator and a pressurized cockpit.
Created May 31, 2009