Messerschmitt Me 209 II


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Messerschmitt Me 209 II

High-altitude fighter programme, not related to the earlier Me 209 record aircraft. The two built were essentially reengined Bf 109s with longer wings and tails. After official cancellation the development continued under the name Me 109L.

Steve, e-mail, 05.01.2016 01:27

It's apparent the fuselage is from an ME-109. This is no surprise as arguably many manufacturers would use components from production types to speed up the design process and rightfully so. The wing however looks new as I believe the ME-109 wing had more taper and they would've needed to do some redesign for the new landing gear. It looks like a high altitude design with that high tail and long-looking wing though without a planform drawing to scale wing's aspect ratio it's hard to tell. The windscreen looks to be of the Adolph Galland type. Messerschmitt did a LOT of experimentation with the ME-109, making many variants. Very interesting.


Sven, 16.11.2012 10:05

Not a radial. Its a V12 with an annular radiator as seen on several other German aircraft of the era


Jim, e-mail, 15.11.2012 20:06

Is that a radial engine?


andreasvenator, e-mail, 06.03.2012 16:31

Notice the landing gear which is vastly improved from the standard model by offering a wider track to the less experienced pilot. This is what made the FW-190 so much better to handle in landing on testy grass landing strips. The gear folds to the inside rather than vice verso on the standard Bf-109


neiyi, e-mail, 18.06.2011 05:25

After official cancellation the development continued under the name Me 109L.


Chuck, e-mail, 22.09.2010 07:39

I thought is was 109! GREAT WEB SITE!


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