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German 100143

German WNr 100143

Focke-Agelis Fa.330A Bachstelze

A rotorkite used as an airborne observation platform from German U-boats. One of some 200 built by Wesee Flugzeugbau, Hoyenkamp, Delmenhorst near Bremen fro 1942 omwards. An unknown quantity were brought to the UK at the end of WW2 hostilities and evaluated and this is one such survivor from about half-a-dozen that still exist in the UK. Initially displayed at IWM Lambeth and then transferred to Duxford 16.1.77.