They were built in 1944 and retain the appearance they had in the Luftwaffe

Two original Messerschmitt Bf-109s of the World War II still airworthy

As time goes on, it's going to be harder to see old original WWII planes in airworthy condition. Time does not forgive.

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On Sunday, Warbirds published an interesting video in which we can see a meeting of classic aircraft at the Hangar 10 facilities in Zirchow, on the island of Usedom, Germany. The best thing about this interesting video is that two original Messerschmitt Bf-109 from the Second World War appear. I encourage you to turn up the volume on your speakers, because the sound these planes make is worth listening to:

One of these Bf-109 is already known by the followers of this website: the Bf-109 G6 D-FMGS, a 1944 plane that we already talked about here. It has serial number 440738 and a Daimler-Benz DB605 V12 engine like the one it originally had and which was recovered in its restoration process.

The second is a Bf 109 G-14, the D-FMGV (both registrations are civilian, as these aircraft are currently in private hands). Like its colleague, it is an aircraft from 1944, serial number 462707. It is powered by a Daimler-Benz DB605A engine and is owned by Hangar 10, a German museum that brings together classic aircraft in good condition to fly.

The video shows another classic aircraft that deserves a special mention, despite not being an original World War II aircraft: it is this excellent replica of a German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighter , with registration D-FWAA and also owned by Hangar 10. Although this museum states that it is a 1944 aircraft, it is actually a successful replica in whose construction original Fw 190 parts were used. It has a Schwetzwo ASH 82 engine and its serial number is 170389.

As a curious note, these planes do not have the complete swastika on the tail because that symbol is illegal in Germany, even on historic Luftwaffe planes, like the ones we have just seen.

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