We started building our Messerschmitt 109-E in September 2013. The aircraft took over 3 years to build from scratch using original plans and by creating moulds from original parts where possible. Built on a frame, the aircraft is a mixture of fibreglass and aluminium steel with moveable parts (wing flaps, propellors, etc). The detailing is exceptionally fine, complemented by an authentic colour-matched scheme which has been detailed and weathered to give the illusion of an actual working aircraft. This is no cheap plastic-looking replica!
The aircraft has been finished in the colours of the Luftwaffe's Jagdgeschwader 51 (JG 51), a unit based in the early months of the war in the West, fighting in the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain against the RAF. The emblem on the fuselage, the so-called "Weeping Raven" or "Raven with a Cold" was introduced by the 2./JG 71 without an inscription, which was added when it subsequently became the II./JG 51's Gruppen emblem, reading: "May God Punish England". The emblem is believed to be a caricature of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain who was often referred to as the 'umbrella man' by the press before being succeeded by Winston Churchill.
This exceptionally rare aircraft is now available with optional living history display featuring Luftwaffe pilots and groundcrew. We can also display the aircraft as having "crashed" for Homefront events.
To hire this aircraft, please contact us.