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Would you rather have a completely restored ME-109 or a seaplane?
Oh, easy. A seaplane. Much more fun, and versatile. Also, the 109's were said to be very hard to land due to basically no visibility forward when coming in. I'd crash it, I know. Better a good old, friendly to fly seaplane, that I could buzz around in safely for years.
Landing gear so close together made them tough to land as well