Messerschmitt Bf 109

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The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the most advanced fighter in the world at the time of its creation. This fighter played a big role in putting together Germany’s air force during WWII. The plane was fast agile and quick, a key feature in taking down bombers. Unfortunately as with any other thing in life, it had its flaws. For one thing, the undercarriage of the aircraft was too narrow to put two wheels on, so the wheels went closer on the wing, so that put too much weight on the wing. This flaw resulted in the loss of 5% of Messerschmitts Bf 109s from the wings collapsing. After WWII, Germany sold some of their Bf 109s to other countries. The Spanish air force managed to keep their Bf 109’s until 1965, after that, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 was history.

Stats for gun-nuts

Operator: Germany
Number Produced: 35,500
Crew: 1

Length: 28.67 ft
Width: 32.35 ft
Height: 11.15 ft
Weight (empty): 4,440 lbs

Engine: 1 x Daimler-Benz DB 605A liquid-cooled, inverted V, 12-cylinder piston engine developing 1,200 horsepower.
Speed: 359 mph
Max Height: 36,499