Attention, fighters are coming in!
May I introduce to you:
Messerschmidt Bf 109 G-4, the most efficient and deadliest fighter airplane in the European theater of WWII.
Developed in 1934, the 109 saw its first combat during Spanish Civil war in 1936. When WWII broke loose in September 1939 the Bf 109 was the backbone of the German "Luftwaffe". Throughout the war, there were several versions and stages of development, making the Bf 109 not only the "Jäger" airplane with the most kills, but also an able light Bomber aircraft (Jagdbomber or JaBo)
With Nazi Germany being defeated in 1945, Spanish and Czech companies continued the production of the Bf 109 for it to remain on active duty until 1965!
On our trip last Thursday we made a stopover at "Technikmuseum Speyer", a museum dedicated to all kinds of technical achievements man has created in the last century. Among a vast number of vintage cars, motorcycles and trucks, their main focus lies on Aviation as they have a retired Ex-Lufthansa Boeing 747-200 on exhibition.
If you are deciding to make a trip to the "Rhein-Main-Area" you really should consider a visit to the Museum!