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Messerschmitt Bf 109G

By Htam

New Orleans, National WWII Museum, Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14 (composite),@ New Orleans, LA

September 2017

My first visit to the National World War II Museum, which has a surprising number of aircraft on exhibit.  First flown in 1935, the Bf 109 was the first modern fighters of the era, with all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear.  Also known as the Me-109, the Bf 109 was the most produced fighter aircraft in history with close to 34,000 produced.  The Museum’s Bf 109 is a composite aircraft assembled from parts recovered from crash sites, original parts located at former factories and carefully replicated replacements. This aircraft has been painted in the color scheme of Jagdgeschwader (Fighter Wing) 300.  Nikon D500 w/18-200mm.

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