When the diminutive Messerschmitt Bf109 entered service in February 1935, it was one of the most advanced aircraft in the world, clearly heralding the future of fighter design.
Produced in greater quantities than any other fighter aircraft, the Bf109 served throughout WWII and was flown by many of the world’s most successful air aces.
Produced in greater numbers than any other fighter aircraft in the history of flight.
The Messerschmitt Bf 109 series saw service throughout the Second World War and in the hands of a competent pilot, remained a feared adversary in the dogfights taking place in European skies.
This small but powerful aircraft was also the mount of the three top scoring air aces in the history of aerial warfare, who between them claimed an astonishing 928 aerial victories against Allied air forces.