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Messersmidt 109 - Planes of  Fame Air Museum


BF 109G-10/U4 "Gustav"

This aircraft has been restored as BF 109G-10/U4 "Gustav" of the II./JG52. The Luftwaffe's Jagdgeschwader 52nd Fighter Wing was well known for its top German flying aces in WWII.
The "G” model 109 was a later design equipped with a more powerful engine than its predecessors.

This Me 109 is painted in a camouflage color scheme with the German Cross and the number 13 on the side. The number 611943, along with the Nazi swastika, is painted on the tail. According to museum literature, the ME 109 was manufactured by Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG (later Messerschmitt AG) and was powered by a Daimler-Benz DB 605, 1474 hp engine. The armament was one 30mm cannon firing trough pro shaft, and two 13mm machine guns in the engine cowling. The Messerschmitt BF 109 was Germany's premier fighter of the early Second World War and more were produced than any other fighter in history. The aircraft is on static display.

~ Photos taken at Planes of Fame Air Museum - Valle-Williams, AZ

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