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World’s only Uhu nearing completion PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 00:00

The Heinkel He 219 wings on the assembly frame at NASM’s Silver Hill facility, being prepared for shipment to the Udvar-Hazy Center, at Dulles Airport, Washington. NASMThe Heinkel He 219 wings on the assembly frame at NASM’s Silver Hill facility, being prepared for shipment to the Udvar-Hazy Center, at Dulles Airport, Washington. NASM

After spending the past six decades in pieces, the National Air & Space Museum’s unique Heinkel He 219 Uhu night fighter will soon be complete again, reports Richard Mallory Allnutt. Museum staff have now finished conservation work on the wings at the Paul E. Garber Restoration Facility in Silver Hill, Maryland, and they are now being prepared for the 40 mile road trip to National Air & Space Museum’s (NASM) Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. The restored fuselage and engines have been on display for several years at Udvar-Hazy. Once the wings arrive, they will first go inside the Udvar-Hazy’s Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar to receive the last touches of camouflage paint, after which the long-awaited reassembly will begin.  

The NASM Uhu, Werknr.290202, served in the closing stages of WWII with Nachtjagdgeschwader 1 in Jutland, Denmark. When the Allies moved in, they selected this airframe for testing and flew it to Cherbourg in France for shipment to the USA aboard HMS Reaper along with nearly two-dozen other Axis aeroplanes.