About The Messerschmitt Bf109E
Things you may like to know.
The Me109 was the Luftwaffe’s principal single-seater fighter aircraft during the Battle of Britain, and the only Luftwaffe combat aircraft to be continually developed and built throughout the 1939-45 war. Powered by a Daimler-Benz engine its performance was similar to the Spitfire and when two experienced opposing pilots came face-to-face, the advantages of one was generally canceled out by advantages of the other. But with a cannon firing through the nose-cone, and 4 machine guns, the Me109 had greater firepower than the Spitfire or Hurricanes’ smaller caliber machine guns.
The second Ensemble in this unique Battle of Britain Trilogy acknowledges the major role of the Me109 fighter pilots who flew and fought over England in 1940, and the undoubted quality of the Messerschmitt Bf109 aircraft. This highly accurate portrayal of the veritable Me109 by accomplished aviation artist Darryl Legg is triple mounted with silver-finished Luftwaffe pilots wings and carries the original signatures of three of the Luftwaffe’s most accomplished and successful Me109 fighter aces who took part in air fighting over England in 1940
The rugged, agile and heavily armed Me109 was the only Luftwaffe fighter to be built and continually developed throughout the war.