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    Luftwaffe's Junkers Ju-88 escorted by Messerschmitt Me-109, WWII

    1. RavenF2 113 months ago | reply

      Bf 109, not Me 109! ;-)

    2. damopabe 113 months ago | reply

      My friend, this is an old and maybe useless point. I take from wikipedia the follow text:

      Bf 109 was the official Reichsluftfahrtministerium (German Aviation Ministry, RLM) designation, since the design was submitted by the Bayerische Flugzeugwerke company, and was used exclusively in all official German documents dealing with this aircraft family. The company was renamed Messerschmitt AG after July 1938[5] when Erhard Milch finally allowed Willy Messerschmitt to acquire the company; from that date forward, all Messerschmitt aircraft were to carry the "Me" designation except those already assigned a Bf prefix. Wartime documents from Messerschmitt AG, RLM, and others continued to use both designations,[6] sometimes even on the same page, but there were several RLM orders to deny acceptance of documents carrying the Me prefix for the Bf 109. Me 109 is known to have been the name used in print by Luftwaffe propaganda publications as well as by the Messerschmitt company itself after July 1938, and Luftwaffe personnel, who pronounced it may hundert-neun. The Me 109 ("emm ee one-oh-nine") designation was usually used in the English-speaking world. However, in both wartime and contemporary literature, both the "Bf" and "Me" as well as "ME" prefixes are used.[7] All extant airframes are described as "Bf 109" on identification plates, including the final K-4 models.
      Thank you.

    3. RavenF2 113 months ago | reply

      I know the history, but I still prefer the original (and right in my opinion) B f 109 :-)

    4. Traummörder 110 months ago | reply

      Stick to Me 109

    5. Lady Wulfrun 104 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Airfix Kits: The Real Thing, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. sixty8panther 101 months ago | reply

      It's not the end of the world either way but here's my $0.02

      Calling a Bf.109 by it's alternative name of Me.109 is incorrect to a varying degree based on the series & build date. There was a lot of in-fighting U& politics involved in Nazi Germany, I've heard & read that Messerschmitt was handed contracts & recognition more often than even he deserved.

      But I digress... IMHO Calling an eary series Bf.109 an Me.109 in a photo from the Spanish Civil War is very incorrect, however calling a Gustav Series "Bf" an Me.109 is not that far off & certainly more logical.

      That being said I have both Bf.109 & Me.109 in my tags of any & all of this fantastic warbird.

    7. MTL ICQ 97 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Exquisite, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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