During the early war years the Bf109 was one of the world's finest single seat fighters. Its basic design provided the potential for it to take new engines and armament so that it remained the backbone of the Luftwaffe fighter forces throughout World War Two.
The Bf109E was an improved version of an aircraft designed by Willi Messerschmitt in 1935. It had proved to be a superb fighter during early combat trials in the Spanish Civil War. Only when German fighter pilots met the Spitfire in combat did they find an aircraft in some ways equal to their own. The Bf109E was as fast as the Spitfire, faster than the Hurricane but could out-climb both.
Although a superb fighter it, like most of its contemporaries, was under-gunned (a deficiency which was not remedied until the introduction of the Bf109G) and had poor ground handling characteristics. Perhaps its worst handicap, during the Battle of Britain, was its limited fuel capacity. This meant limited range and endurance so, they could only remain over the United Kingdom for a few minutes of combat before having to break off the engagement and return to base.
With mounting medium bomber losses the Luftwaffe introduced a fighter-bomber version in October 1940.
P-51 Mustangs in the air - The P-51 Mustang Video - "Sketches of Freedom"
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P-51 Mustangs in the air - The P-51 Mustang Video
* The song is not written by Buckethead. The song is called "Arunjez". Sorry for the error in the text of the video
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The video is in dedication, respect and admiration for all the P-51 Mustang veterans of WW2.
The video is a try to bring this beatiful plane and it' history out to a wide audience on YouTube.
And also an attempt to gain interest in historic aviation and history.
MESSERSCHMITT BF (ME) 109 VISITS THE UK 2010 (airshowvision)
Airshowvision presents the first chance in many years to see a Messerschmitt BF109 land on English soil (in friendly circumstances!), and take part with its' contemporaries the Hurricane, Spitfire and Buchon, in the 70th anniversary commemorations.
Sadly the aircraft didn't perform a solo display, which would probably have been the highlight of the UK airshow season, but it was special to hear the growl of a Daimler Benz engine taking to the English skies once more
16 Spitfires Flying Together The Sound of Victory " Goosebumps "
This was a fantastic sight and sound, as sixteen Spitfires flew in formation, to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, after the flypast the Spitfires broke off and the sky was filled with warbirds tail chasing.
P-38 Engine Startup
Chino's Planes of Fame P-38 "23 Skidoo" on engine startup.
Note. Audio should not be used as a sample of what the P-38 sounds like. My camera's small mic was being blown out by the noise of the engine and props.
Messerschmitt Bf 109 Buchon AWESOME SOUND !!!
Engine startup , taxiing and a wonderfull display flown by Walter Eichhorn. This is a Spanisch Messerschmitt 109 Buchon or Hispano Aviacion HA-1112 with german markins . Powered by a Rolls Royce Merlin 500 engine. Airshow Breitscheid 2010
Messerschmitt Bf-109E-3 Emil - Flying Heritage Collection
Here is a video of the Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-3 Emil that is owned and operated by the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. This fly-day was June 6th, 2009 for the 65th anniversary of D-Day. They flew their Fieseler Fi 156 C-2 Storch as well as their 109. The museum has several airworthy WWII aircraft that have been restored to amazing condition. This particular 109 has an authentic Daimler-Benz DB-601Aa
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Messerschmitt BF 109G-6 (Take off/Flight/Landing)
The amazing German Messerschmitt BF 109! BF 109G-6 model. Another excellent addition to the BF-109 series. Turn up the speakers and listen to that engine!
This aircraft is restored and owned by the Messerschmitt Foundation of Manching, Germany. The video is a footage composition of three flights.
From the Aviation Film Arcrhives of Manfred Poznanski.