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Messerschmitt Bf 109 Flying at Hahnweide Vintage Air Show 2011

Messerschmitt Bf 109 Flying at Hahnweide Vintage Air Show 2011
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Uploaded: Jul 08, 2015
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The Messerschmitt Bf 109 is a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser and manufactured by Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (BFW) and Messerschmitt AG. Featured with an all-metal aircraft a closed cockpit, a retractable under-carriage and powered by a Rolls-Royce Kestrel V engine the BF 109 was considered the best fighter aircraft in the world until the Battle of Britain. The maiden flight of the Bf 109 took place on the 29th of May 1935 and it went into service on February 1937. Primary users were the Luftwaffe, Hungarian Air Force, Royal Romanian Air Force the Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana from Italy. There were approx. 35,000 Bf 109 produced. The Bf 109 retired from Luftwaffe on the 9th of May 1945 and from the Spanish Air Force on the 27th of December 1965.


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