They are displayed at the RAF Museum in London and at the Deutsches Technikmuseum in Berlin. They are the Bf110F-2 Werknummer 5052 (Berlin) and the Bf110G-4/R6 Werknummer 730301 (London).

1) BF110F-2 Wk Nr 5052, display at the Deutsches Technikmuseum in Berlin, served as LN+NR with 13./Zerstörergruppe JG 5 and was stationed in Finland during 1943. On January 11, it was damaged by Flak flying a mission against railway lines between Murmansk and Leningrad. Pilot Helmut Ziegenhagen successfully executed a forced landing on a frozen lake, with all crew picked up by friendly forces the next day. It was abandoned. The aircraft sank to the bottom of the lake when the ice melted. 

The comparably well-preserved wreck was salvaged and recovered in 1991 and shipped to the UK. In 1997, it was acquired by Deutsches Technikmuseum together with another wreck marked M8+ZE, which provided parts to the restoration. It was on display in this museum since 1997.

2) BF110G 4 R6 Wk Nr 730301, display at the RAF Museum in London, believed to have been built in 1944, was specifically produced as a night fighter and fitted with the FuG220b Liechtenstein SN 32 radar The aircraft coded D5 RL was serving with 1 NJG3 in the night defence of Denmark and Northern Germany when it was surrendered to the allies at Grove airfield in Denmark in May 1945.

It was allocated Air Ministry evaluation number Air Min 34 and ferried via Schleswig in Northern Germany to RAE Farnborough where it arrived on 3rd Aug 1945. In May 1946 the aircraft was selected for long term preservation by the Air Ministry Air Historical Branch and it was displayed at a number of locations throughout the 1950s and 60s. In August 1973 it was moved to RAF St Athan South Wales where volunteers completely stripped restored and repainted the aircraft in a blue grey scheme with its original codes D5 RL. In 1978 it was transported to the new Battle of Britain Museum at Hendon now the RAF Museum where it has been displayed.

Additionally, the Technik Museum Speyer preserves the wings and other parts from a BF 110 that were recovered from a lake in Sweden in 1995. During the war, the aircraft landed on the frozen lake after being damaged by Swedish anti-aircraft fire.


Bf 110 Werk Nr. 5052, Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin. The noseartemblem on this aircraft is thedachshund of 10.(Z)/JG 5. [Via]

A Bf 110 G-4 night fighter at the RAF Museum in London [Via]


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