THAMESIDE AVIATION MUSEUM

MESSERSCHMITT Bf IIO

Excavated,23rd september 1984

 

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Fred Cox in his digger begins the excavation

Fred Cox Begins the excavation, Sunday 23rd September 1984


the undercarriage leg

 

RIGHT

The Messershmitt 110's undercarriage leg.

Oil from this leg still weeps out 16 years after the excavation.

 

 


the engine

 

 

LEFT,

The DB601 engine, which as you can see the back of in this picture, a lot of digging by hand to release it from its resting place

 

 


another view of the engine, this time out of the hole

 

RIGHT

Just after its extraction from the soil, Steve Vizard examings this inverted " V12 " engine

 

 

 


 

A view of the site looking south in the spring of 1985

ABOVE

A view of the crash site in the spring of 1985 looking south, you can see a small depresion in the middle of the picture where just month's earlier we had excavated the remains of the twin engined fighter bomber.

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