Rare piloted VI returns to Kent

A rare wartime aircraft returns to Kent after a six-year restoration.

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Reichenberg Restored

A rare piloted version of the wartime V1 flying bomb has been returned to a museum in Kent following a six-year restoration. There are only six surviving examples of the manned version of the doodlebug, as it was known.

ITV News Meridian has been following the restoration with volunteers from Headcorn's Lashenden Air Warfare Museum. Derek Johnson speaks to Trevor Matthews from the museum and aviation author Robin Brooks.

  1. Derek Johnson

Flying Bomb Exclusive

A rare wartime aircraft has arrived back in Kent after a six-year restoration. The Reichenberg is a manned doodlebug from World War Two and one of only a handful to have survived. It was part of a top-secret Nazi plan to get pilots to fly the bombs - and locate targets more accurately.

The Reichenberg arrives at Headcorn Credit: meridian
Volunteers with the manned flying bomb Credit: meridian
ITV Derek Johnson by the V1 cockpit Credit: meridian


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