Sunday, April 16, 2017

British officials examining a belly-landed BF-109 E-7 “Emil”, Berkshire, September 1940, colorized.


  1. If I had that now, I'd fix it and fly it like a bat out of hell.

  2. Very few original Me 109's have been restored to airworthy. The give away is the low mounted exhaust stacks because the V-12 engines were inverted. This also allowed for the cannon firing through the prop hub. Most of the restored Me's you see are Hispanos with Hispanso engines running right side up, and the exhaust stacks up high, and a solid prop hub. However, Wikipedia does have a photo of an Hispano that was rebuilt in Germany to original configuration. And yeah, like a bat out of hell.