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These photo show the crude conditions for maintenance on the Eastern Front, 1943. The aircraft shown is a Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 of JG 52

These photo show the crude conditions for maintenance on the Eastern Front, The aircraft shown is a Messerschmitt Bf 109 of JG 52

Heinkel HE 111 twin engine bomber - backbone of Luftwaffe. The reason for the failure of high performance Heinkel He 100 is subject to debate. Officially, the Luftwaffe rejected He 100 to concentrate single-seat fighter development on Messerschmitt's Bf 109. Following the adoption of the Bf109 and Bf110 as the Luftwaffe's standard fighter types, the Ministry of Aviation (RLM) announced a "rationalization" policy that placed fighter development at Messerschmitt and bomber development at…

Heinkel 111 bomber - Germany's largest at the outset of but with no powered gun turrets even then verging on obsolescence. It soldiered on well past that point.

Bf 109 factory.

Aviones de la Luftwaffe de la II G.M., a color

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A standard 300 litre drop tank from a Bf 109 - similar in appearance to those used by the Ju

The Daimler-Benz DB 605 is a German aircraft engine, built during World War II. Developed from the DB 601, the DB 605 was used from 1942 to 1945 in the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter, and the Bf 110 and Me 210C heavy fighters. The DB 610, a coupled "power system" powerplant comprising a pair of side-by-side configured examples of the DB 605, geared together in the front to turn a single output shaft — and which, like the very similar DB 606 that it replaced, weighed in at some 1,515 kg apiece…

Newly restored Messerschmitt flies again: Test pilot shares his experience.

Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4/R3 of Staffel III/JG 27, May 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4/R3 of Staffel III/JG 27, May 1945

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