Amazing Access in 1941 to a New Variant of Me 109

A revealing insight into a new version of Me 109, from the August 1, 1941 issue of The Aeroplane, which had force-landed in Kent at the height of World War Two

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Looking back through The Aeroplane issues from decades past is fascinating for many reasons. From an aviation journalist’s perspective of today it is eye-opening and impressive how much access the magazine was given, such as in this case to a new variant of the Me 109 which had only recently fallen into Britain’s hands. Also, when one considers that this was in the midst of a world war when Germany still ruled most of mainland Europe it is even more impressive.

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