Messerschmitt Me 262 parts : portside 'Wikingerschiff' bomb pylon

Accession Number REL/08385.016
Collection type Technology
Object type Aircraft component
Maker Messerschmitt AG
Place made Germany
Date made c. 1944-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Lozenge shaped aluminium bomb rack, painted light grey with electrical fittings. This type of bomb pylon was used to carry a single 250 kilogram aerial bomb.

History / Summary

The Me262 in the collection of the Memorial is the only remaining example of a fighter-bomber version of the Me262 in the world. This pylon was one of two attached to the underside of the fuselage which carried the bomb load.