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Messerschmitt ME 109 - HDR Photo

The Messerschmitt Bf 109, often called Me 109, was a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid 1930s.[2] It was one of the first true modern fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, a retractable landing gear, and was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engine.[2]

The Bf 109 first saw operational service during the Spanish Civil War and was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II, during which time it was the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force.[3] From the end of 1941 the Bf 109 was supplemented by the Focke-Wulf Fw 190.

Originally conceived as an interceptor, later models were developed to fulfill multiple tasks, serving as bomber escort, fighter-bomber, day-, night-, all-weather fighter, ground-attack aircraft, and as reconnaissance aircraft. It was supplied to and operated by several states during World War II, and served with several countries for many years after the war. The Bf 109 was the most produced fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 33,984 units produced from 1936 up to April 1945.[1][3]

The Bf 109 was flown by the three top-scoring German fighter aces of World War II, who claimed 928 victories among them while flying with Jagdgeschwader 52, mainly on the Eastern Front, as well as by Hans-Joachim Marseille, the highest scoring German ace in the North African Campaign.[4] It was also flown by several other successful aces from Germany's allies, notably Finland, including the highest scoring non-German ace Ilmari Juutilainen, and pilots from Romania, Croatia and Hungary. Through constant development, the Bf 109 remained competitive with the latest Allied fighter aircraft until the end of the war. (wikipedia)

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Comments:

Vote9

nice shot :)

On January 24, 2012 17:15

Vote9

Excellent

On January 24, 2012 17:36

Vote10

How cool is THAT! Great process and colors

On January 24, 2012 17:40

Vote9

Cool!

On January 24, 2012 17:44

Vote10

Erich "Bubi" Hartmann was THE ace on the Me-109 with about 352 (!!!) victories! My dad flew on the Me-110 und the He-111 - not as pilot but as navigator. He will be 88 years old in Juli! God bless him ...

On January 24, 2012 18:17

Vote9

interesting subject

On January 24, 2012 20:50

Vote10

beautiful treatment- great subject

On January 24, 2012 21:58

Vote8

Great subject.White color is not white,but gray (bad white balance).

On January 24, 2012 22:11

Vote9

nice, bravo

On January 28, 2012 17:47

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