The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was a German fighter during the second world war. It is an example of a new generation of fighters in that era. The plane is characterized by a closed cockpit, retractable gear and an all-metal construction of fuselage and wings.

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2

The first drafts of this plane date back to 1934. The maiden flight took place in May of 1935. Along with theFocke-Wulf Fw 190, these two planes were the standard fighters of the Luftwaffe until the end of WW2. The air forces of many other countries also deployed this aircraft, e.g. Finnland, Croatia, Rumania, Hungary, Italy and Switzerland.

But this plane was not only used according to its original designation, but was also given different roles like fighter-bomber, night-fighter and reconnaisance plane. 33,000 were built in different versions, thus being the most-built fighter of the world.

Our Messerschmitt Bf 109 was salvaged in 1988 in the Mediteranian Sea and was subsequently restored.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2