Messerschmitt Bf 109

Definition

The Messerschmitt Bf 109, also known as the Me 109, was Germany's most important single-seater fighter plane throughout the Second World War (1939-45). Produced in greater numbers than any other German plane, the fighter was a match for the RAF's Supermarine Spitfire in the Battle of Britain and was employed on a range of fronts from North Africa to Russia.

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  • 1935
    The Messerschmitt Bf 109 design wins a Luftwaffe contract for production.
  • 1937
    The first Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter planes are flown by the Luftwaffe.
  • 1937 - 1939
    Messerschmitt Bf 109 participate in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1939 - 1945
    The Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter plane is employed by the Luftwaffe throughout WWII.
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