Captured Messerschmitt Bf 109F-2

Captured Messerschmitt Bf 109F-2

Here we see a Messerschmitt Bf 109F-2 that made a forced landing near Dover while being flown by the commander of I/JG 26. It was painted in RAF day-fighter camouflage, and is seen here in October 1941 when it was being used by the Air Fighting Development Unit at Duxford. The F-2 was considered to be rather under-armed by its pilots, with two fuselage guns and one gun in the engine.

© IWM MH 31315

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (4 December 2020), Captured Messerschmitt Bf 109F-2 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_bf109F2_RAF.html

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