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Dinger Dell's Messerschmitt Bf109 pages.

Back in 91-92 I put together a program for the Amiga computer about the Bf109. It was available over the next few years first as a full commercial product, then as licenceware, then as public domain, it was part of the "Learning Curve" CD Rom published by Wierd Science. I converted the program to run on PCs, albeit only as a DOS program and this was also available as PD.

I have taken the key text elements from the program and incorporated them here. You will see that the pictures were originally produced for the low-res 16 and 256 colour screens in use in the early 90's, giving it a bit of a "retro" look. The artwork was all original, done with Dpaint on an Amiga. - No scanned images here! I have updated a certain amount of the information in the light of information about the Bf109 published since then, but there are bound to be mistakes and ommissions. I have deliberately tried not to get too technical in an effort to make it accessable to people who know nothing about aircraft and come to the subject with little background knowledge (remember the original product was aimed at the 9-14 year age group).

I don't want to get involved in the argument about which is correct - "Bf109" or "Me109". I stick to "Bf" throughout.

Overview Willy Messerschmitt - a biography
The Story of the Bf109 Bf 109 Armament
Bf 109 Marks and associated Projects Bf 109 Engines
Bf 109 Chronology Bf109 Markings
Luftwaffe Fighter Organisation Lufwaffe Fighter Tactics
Bf 109 Recognition Points To find out more...
Bf 109 Simple animation

Bf109E and Spitfire MkI in combat (from the Spitfire section of this website)

Supermarine Spitfire | Blackburn Skua | Blackburn Roc Blackburn B20 | BAe Hawk | Sepecat Jaguar | Panavia Tornado | Harrier

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