Messerschmitt Me 109

During World War II Germans re-engined a Spitfire with a DB 605A. It was found to be better than the Merlin version.

During World War II Germans re-engined a Spitfire with a DB 605A. It was found to be better than the Merlin version.

Performance of the Spitfire with the DB 605 was superb - significantly better than the Merlin version. The Supermarine Spitfire… Read More

2 years ago

The dogfight that proved the Dutch Fokker G.1 fighter was a serious threat for Luftwaffe Messerschmitt Bf 109

The Bf 109 that first attacked him was turning to get on the G.1’s tail but 1e Luitenant Gerben Sonderman… Read More

3 years ago

During WWII Axis pilots tested captured Allied aircraft: they deemed the Spitfire a miserable fighter, the LaGG–3 poorly maneuverable and the P-51 disconcerting

‘The Spitfire handles well, is light on the controls, faultless in the turn and has a performance approaching that of… Read More

3 years ago

Final Dogfight – May 8, 1945: Who scored the last aerial victory of the air war in Europe?

There are numerous reports of American and Soviet aircraft engaged in combat with one another on May 8 and afterwards.… Read More

4 years ago

How a captured Focke-Wulf Fw 190A led to the development of the Spitfire Mk IX, the best close-in fighter of WWII

'Fighter pilots of every nationality thought the Spitfire Mk IX was the best close-in fighter of them all,' AVM 'Johnnie'… Read More

4 years ago

The epic story of the Luftwaffe Bf 109 pilot who saved the lives of the crew of a badly damaged American B-17 by escorting the crippled bomber over the North Sea

It was a Christmas miracle in the making. The American B-17 bomber was damaged and defenseless, and the Bf 109… Read More

4 years ago

The story of the Blohm & Voss BV 155, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 on Steroids that Never Was

Had it somehow been rushed into production sooner though, the BV 155 might well have made itself useful in combating… Read More

4 years ago

The story of Werner Mölders, the Luftwaffe fighter pilot who conceived the Finger-Four Formation

The impact of his new tactics was so dramatic that eventually, all the combatant air forces of World War II… Read More

4 years ago

Here’s why the bombing of Guernica was Hitler’s greatest victory in the Spanish Civil War

The wildly exaggerated reports of the bombing gave the world the impression that the Luftwaffe could easily raze entire cities… Read More

4 years ago

The Myth of Soviet Arms and Tactics in the Middle East, Part One: from Palestine War to Suez Crisis

This legend goes so far that even the Russians began convincing themselves of it. Unsurprisingly, some of their ultra-nationalists couldn’t… Read More

5 years ago

‘Cobber’ Kain – first RAF Hurricane Ace, first RAF air ace of the WWII, and first to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross

"'Cobber' Kain was 73 Squadron's most split-arse pilot. He often led a section 40 miles or more into Germany, regardless… Read More

6 years ago

The copy of the Me 109G which was flown by Adolf Galland and Robert Stanford-Tuck is up for sale

The plane was flown by legendary German ace Adolf Galland and its was on this aircraft that he made his… Read More

6 years ago

THE STORY OF “ALL AMERICAN”, THE B-17 THAT MADE IT HOME AFTER HAVING BEEN SLICED BY THE WING OF AN Me 109

The wing of the Me 109 almost sliced through All American fuselage, leaving the tail section hanging on by a… Read More

6 years ago