Polish Museum raising funds to acquire Messerschmitt
PR dla Zagranicy
The Museum of Polish Aviation in Kraków, southern Poland, seeks to acquire one of nine preserved Messerschmitt 109 G-6 WWII-era airplanes worldwide.
There are only a handful of Messerschmitts still in good condition. Photo: Flickr.com/D. Miller
Krzysztof Radwan, the director of the Museum said that “Polish aircraft battled the Messerschmitts [flown by the Nazis – ed.] on multiple occasions,” and therefore it would be great for the museum to acquire such a valuable exhibit.
The plane was pulled out of a lake near Szczecin, north-western Poland in 2000 and then restored.
The museum has already gathered PLN 70,000 out of the PLN 250,000 needed to acquire the plane and hopes the rest of the money will come from private donations and voivodship authorities.
The museum director added that PLN 250,000 would be a great deal for a well preserved “Messerschmitt” as the market value of similar planes is estimated at about USD one million. (tf/rg)