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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 1933.1 The Messerschmitt Me 108 was used for communications.2

The design and techniques for construction were later used for the Messerschmitt Bf 109.1

Variants

  • Messerschmitt Bf 108:
  • Messerschmitt Me 108B: Used for Communications.2

Usage

The Bf 109 was used in air racing.1

Britain's Use

The British called the Messerschmitt Me 108 the Messerschmitt Aldon.2

Specifications

  Messerschmitt Bf 108
Type liaison?
Crew  
Engine (Type) Argus As 10C1
Cylinders  
Cooling  
HP 2401
Propeller blades 21
Fuel capacity  
Dimensions  
Span 35'1
Length 27' 4"1
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded  
Maximum load  
Performance  
Speed 190 mph1
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range  
Armament  
  Messerschmitt Me 108B
Type Communications2
Crew  
Engine (Type) 1: Argus As. 10E2
Cylinders  
Cooling Liquid2
HP  
Propeller blades  
Fuel capacity 2702
Dimensions  
Span 34' 5"2
Length 27' 2"2
Height 7' 6"2
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 3,000 lb2
Maximum load  
Performance  
Speed 195 mph2
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range 600 miles2
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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