Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun


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Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun

Four-seat cabin monoplane designed originally as the M 37 by the Bayerische Flugzeugwerke company (which became Messerschmitt in 1935) for the 1934 Challenge de Tourisme Internationale. Production as the Bf 108 Taifun began in 1934.

Operated by the Luftwaffe during World War II as a communications and personnel transport. Power was provided by a 179kW Argus As.10C (Bf 108B version).

Messerschmitt Bf 108 TaifunA three-view drawing (592 x 859)

 ENGINE1 x Argus As 10C, 179kW
  Take-off weight1385 kg3053 lb
  Empty weight880 kg1940 lb
  Wingspan10.50 m34 ft 5 in
  Length8.30 m27 ft 3 in
  Height2.30 m8 ft 7 in
  Wing area16.40 m2176.53 sq ft
  Max. speed300 km/h186 mph
  Ceiling5000 m16400 ft
  Range1000 km621 miles

Barry, 05.02.2013 18:54

The early models flown in the Fourth Challenge de Tourisme International of 1934 performed quite poorly. In fact after one of the six machines crashed in practise the German team manager wanted them all withdrawn. The reason that they under performed was that they were all metal monoplanes and the the Bf108A was hopelessly under powered by the 225h.p. Hirth HM8U engine. However, the much improved 'B' model went on to much better things with a total of 885 being built at Augsburg, Regensburg and latterly at the SNCAN factory at Les Mureaux near Paris. A further 285 were built post war as the Nord Pingouin series. Powered by a 240h.p. Renault 60-10, or later the Renault 60-11 there are still some flying today both the Nord and the original Messerschmitt aeroplane.


baiwang, 20.06.2011 05:54

I even took on TaifunTM+BP to my home town Klagenfurt. Wgat a thrill wlk


Jerry Nolan, e-mail, 10.02.2011 18:05

Budd Davisson ( did a pilot review on his website.


Jim, e-mail, 25.11.2010 11:09

For the Gentleman looking for higher definition detail drawing of the 108, go to the link below and click on "Plans and parts", and then go to page 8 (if it's not there, keep looking), and you will see plans for an RC version of the 108. The plans cost about $25.00 US and come out of England. Hope this helps.


wlkriessmann, e-mail, 22.09.2010 20:22

)I liked the Taifun very much, flew it a lot as a pilot for Flugbereitschaft Befehkshaber Mitte Berlin -Doeberitz ( Dec 1940-March 1942) September 17 1941 I even took on TaifunTM+BP to my home town Klagenfurt. Wgat a thrill wlk


sergio, e-mail, 19.08.2008 04:30

este es el nord 1002 pingouin 2 y no el messerchmith


sergio, e-mail, 17.08.2008 00:29

este avion no es el nord 1002 pingouin 2 no?????


Roger, e-mail, 09.03.2008 19:07

Do you know where I can find a high definition detail drawing of the BF 108?



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