FACTFILE... on Messer­schmitt 108

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

THE Messer­schmitt 108 was de­signed orig­i­nally as a four-seater sports air­craft in the early 19 0s.

It proved pop­u­lar in record­break­ing at­tempts, par­tic­u­larly as it was very fuel ef­fi­cient.

Fol­low­ing the start of the Sec­ond World War the Luft­waffe brought it into ser­vice and it was mostly used for trans­port.

It was a Messer­schmitt 108 which crashed in Bel­gium in 1940 re­veal­ing Nazi plans to in­vade Bel­gium and Hol­land.

Messer­schmitt 108s were of­ten used to play the part of the Messer­schmitt 109 fighter aero­planes in sev­eral films in­clud­ing In­di­ana Jones and the Last Cru­sade and the The Long­est Day.

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