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  • The RAFWAFFE or No.1426 (Enemy aircraft Flight) was formed at RAF Duxford in November 1941 and its duty was to demonstrate ex-Luftwaffe aircraft at various locations in the UK to familiarize personnel with their features and performance. Several aircraft listed within the RAE Farnborough section were also used by this unit.

    * DG200 - Messerschmitt Bf109E-3 - W.Nr.4101 - "Black 12" of I./JG51 - on static display at RAF Museum, Hendon
    * HM509 - Junkers Ju88A-6 - W.Nr.6073 - M2+MK of KuFlGr.106 - damaged in landing accident May 1944
    * HX360 - Junkers Ju88A-5 - W.Nr.6214 - V4+GS of III./KG1 - used for spares
    * NF754 - Focke-Wulf Fw190A - W.Nr.unknown - unknown unit - fate unknown
    * NF755 - Focke-Wulf Fw190A - W.Nr.unknown - unknown unit - fate unknown
    * NF756 - Henschel Hs129B-1 - W.Nr.0297 - unknown code of I./SG2 - struck of charge August 1947
    * NN644 - Messerschmitt Bf109F-4 - W.Nr.7232 - "White 11" of IV./JG26 - fate unknown
    * RN228 - Messerschmitt Bf109G-2/trop - W.Nr.10639 - "Black 6" of III./JG77 - restored to flying condition, but now on static display at RAF Museum, Hendon
    * RN231 - Messerschmitt Me210 - W.Nr.unknown - unknown unit - possible not shipped to UK
    * TS472 - Junkers Ju88S-1 - W.Nr.140604 - radio code RF+MT of unknown unit - scrapped post-war
    * VD364 - Messerschmitt Bf109G-14/U4 - W.Nr.3114 or 2484? - unknown unit - struck of charge after landing accident May 1945
    * VX101 - Messerschmitt Bf109G-6/trop - W.Nr.unknown - unknown unit - used for spares after landing accident in May 1944.

    And the list of Luftwaffe aircraft allocated to the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) at Farnborough, Hants between 1939-45. The RAE facilities at Farnborough were utilized for the flight testing of German and Italian aircraft during the entire 1939-45 period. Many crash-landed airframes were brought to Farnborough for examination and testing. The main flight testing work was carried out by the Aerodynamics Flight of the Experimental Flying Department and the Wireless & Electrical Flight (W&EF) the latter with investigations of radar-equipped aircraft later in the war.

    * AE479 - Messerschmitt Bf109E-3 - W.Nr.1304 - "White 1" of JG76 - damaged during forced landing in the US
    * AW177 - Heinkel He111H-1 - W.Nr.6853 - 1H+EN of II./KG26 - crashed November 1943
    * AX772 - Messerschmitt Bf110C-5 - W.Nr.2177 - 5F+CM of 4.(F)14 - scrapped November 1947
    * AX774 - possible Bf110C-5, coded 2N+EP?
    * AX919 - Junkers Ju88A-1 - W.Nr.7036 - 9K+HL of I./KG51 - used for spares
    * BV207 - Gotha Go145B - W.Nr.1115 - SM+NQ of Stab/JG27 - SoC April 1942
    * EE205 - Junkers Ju88A-5 - W.Nr.3457 - 4D+DL of I./KG30 - scrapped early 1948
    * ES906 - Messerschmitt Bf109F-2 - W.Nr.12764 - ? of 2./JG26 - SoC October 1941
    * MP499 - Focke-Wulf Fw190A-3 - W.Nr.313 - single chevron of III./JG2 - SoC September 1943
    * PE822 - Focke-Wulf Fw190A-4/U8 - W.Nr.7155 - H+ of II./SKG10 - crashed October 1944
    * PJ876 - Junkers Ju88R-1 - W.Nr.360043 - D5+EV of IV./NJG3 - static display RAF Museum @ Hendon
    * PM679 - Focke-Wulf Fw190A-4/U8 - W.Nr.5843 - "Red 9" of I./SKG10 - used for spares July 1944
    * PN999 - Focke-Wulf Fw190A-5/U8 - W.Nr.2596 - "White 6" of I./SKG10 - despatched to unknown destination July 1946
    * TF209 - Messerschmitt Me410A-3 - W.Nr.10259 - F6+OK of 2(F)/122
    * TP190 - Junkers Ju88G-1 - W.Nr.712273 - 4R+UR of III./NJG2 - scapped at Farnborough after October 1945
    * TP814 - Messerschmitt Bf109G-6/U2 - W.Nr.412951 - "White 16" of I./JG301 - crashed November 1944
    * TS439 - Heinkel He177A-5/R6 - W.Nr.550062 - F8+AP of II./KG40 - shipped to US to become FE-2100, fate unknown
    * unknown - Arado Ar234B - W.Nr.140173 - F1+MT of III./KG76 - fate unknown
    * SL538 - Gotha Go242 - W.Nr.unknown - unknown - unknown
    * unknown - Junkers Ju87B-1 - W.Nr.087/5600 - S2+LM of II./St G77 - noted on Farnborough scrap area December 1946

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