World War II


The Messerschmitt  BF-109

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The Messerschmitt BF-109 was designed in 1934 by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser.


The Aircraft was first used during the Spanish Civil War and one of the Germans most powerful and Successful aircraft.


The Messerschmitt BF-109 was the most produced fighter plane in history and also supplied to several other countries after the 2nd World War.


The Aircraft was designed initially as a Aircraft interceptor and was also modified for several other tasks during the second World War serving its times as Bomber Escort and also used for day and night time fighting.

Crew: One

Length: 8.95 m (29 ft 7 in)


Wingspan: 9.925 m (32 ft 6 in)


Height: 2.60 m (8 ft 2 in)


Wing area: 16.05 m² (173.3 ft²)


Empty weight: 2,247 kg (5,893 lb)


Loaded weight: 3,148 kg (6,940 lb)


Max. takeoff weight: 3,400 kg (7,495 lb)


Powerplant: 1 × Daimler-Benz DB 605A-1


liquid-cooled inverted V12, 1,475 PS (1,455 hp, 1,085 kW)


Propellers: VDM 9-12087 three-bladed light-alloy propeller


Propeller diameter: 3 m (9.84 ft) ()



Maximum speed: 640 km/h (398 mph) at 6,300 m (20,669 ft)


Cruise speed: 590 km/h (365 mph) at 6,000 m (19,680 ft)


Range: 850 km (528 mi) 1,000 km (621 mi) with droptank


Service ceiling: 12,000 m (39,370 ft)


Rate of climb: 17.0 m/s (3,345 ft/min)


Wing loading: 196 kg/m² (40 lb/ft²)


Power/mass: 344 W/kg (0.21 hp/lb)