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Messerschmitt Me 108 / Bf 108 Taifun liaison

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Messerschmitt Me 108B:
Germany's Messerschmitt Me 108B
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook
Messerschmitt Me 108B:
Germany's Messerschmitt Me 108B
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Messerschmitt Me 108 / Bf 108:
Germany's Messerschmitt Me 108 / Bf 108

Messerschmitt Me 108 / Bf 108:
Germany's Messerschmitt Me 108 / Bf 108

Design

The Messerschmitt Bf 108 was designed by Willy Messerschmitt in 1933. The Messerschmitt Me 108 was used for communications.

The design and techniques for construction were later used for the Messerschmitt Bf 109.

Variants

  • Messerschmitt Bf 108:
  • Messerschmitt Me 108B: Used for Communications.

Usage

The Bf 109 was used in air racing.

Britain's Use

The British called the Messerschmitt Me 108 the Messerschmitt Aldon.

Specifications

  Messerschmitt Bf 108
Type liaison?
Crew  
Engine (Type) Argus As 10C
Cylinders  
Cooling  
HP 240
Propeller blades 2
Fuel capacity  
Dimensions  
Span 35'
Length 27' 4"
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded  
Maximum load  
Performance  
Speed 190 mph
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range  
Armament  
  Messerschmitt Me 108B
Type Communications
Crew  
Engine (Type) 1: Argus As. 10E
Cylinders  
Cooling Liquid
HP  
Propeller blades  
Fuel capacity 270
Dimensions  
Span 34' 5"
Length 27' 2"
Height 7' 6"
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 3,000 lb
Maximum load  
Performance  
Speed 195 mph
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range 600 miles
Armament  

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 1, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
  2. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
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