Specifications for the
Messerschmitt Bf 109
Focus Model: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7
Country of Origin: Nazi Germany
Manufacturer: Messerschmitt - Nazi Germany; Avia - Czechoslovakia; Hispano - Spain
Initial Year of Service: 1937
Length: 28.67 ft (8.74 m)
Width: 32.35 ft (9.86 m)
Height: 11.15ft (3.40 m)
Weight (Empty): 4,440 lb (2,014 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 6,100 lb (2,767 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Daimler-Benz DB 605A liquid-cooled, inverted V, 12-cylinder piston engine developing 1,200 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 359 mph (578 kmh; 312 kts)
Maximum Range: 680 miles (1,094 km)
Service Ceiling: 36,499 ft (11,125 m; 6.9 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 3,300 feet-per-minute (1,006 m/min)
1 x cannon in propeller hub (version-dependent)
2 to 4 x 7.9mm machine guns in engine cowling or wings (version-dependent).
2 x cannons in underwing gunpods (certain versions).
Provision for external drop bombs and air-to-air rockets in later production marks.
Bf 109V-1 to V-10 - Prototype Aircraft
Bf 109V-7 - Prototype for first series production model; armed with 2 x machine guns and 1 x MG FF 20mm cannon.
Bf 109A - Preproduction Model
Bf 109B - First Series Production Model; fitted with Jumo 210 engine of 610hp.
Bf 109B-2 - 24 examples produced
Bf 109C - Preproduction Model
Bf 109D - Preproduction Model fitted with Daimler-Benz DB 600A inline piston engine.
Bf 109E "Emil" - Initial Production Model Designation.
Bf 109E-7 - DB 605A engine; 1 x 20mm cannon firing through propeller hub; 2 x 7.9mm machine guns in engine cowling; 2 x 7.9mm machine guns in wings.
Bf 109E-9 - Fitted with Daimler-Benz DB 601A engine generating 1,100hp.
Bf 109F - Aerodynamic refinements; fitted with Daimler-Benz DB 601E or 601N powerplants; redesigned cowling, wings and tail.
Bf 109G "Gustav" - Definitive Bf 109; fitted with Daimler-Benz DB 605 inline piston engine.
Bf 109G-0 - Preproduction "G" Model
Bf 109G-1 - Fitted with DB 605A engine; provision for pressurized cockpit; emergency power boost system.
Bf 109G-2 - Sans power boost system
Bf 109G-3 - Provision for pressurized cockpit; emergency power boost system.
Bf 109G-4 - Sans power boost system
Bf 109G-5 - Provision for pressurized cockpit; emergency power boost system.
Bf 109G-10 - Fastest of "G" Model variants; sans wing machine guns; power boost enabled; increased endurance.
Bf 109H - High-Altitude Variant; increased wingspan.
Bf 109K - Improved Bf109G Model fitted with Daimler-Benz 605 inline piston engine.
Bf 109K-4 - Last of operational Bf 109's; power boost enabled; DB 605D engines; 2 x MG 151 15mm cannons semi-recessed above engine; 1 x MK 108 20mm cannon OR 1 x MK 103 30mm cannons firing through propeller hub.
Bf 109K-6 - Last of operational Bf 109's; power boost enabled; DB 605D engines; 2 x MG 131 12.7mm machine guns in engine cowling mount; 2 x MK 103 30mm cannons in external underwing mounts.
Bf 109K-14 - Final Bf 109 Variant; fitted with DB 605L engine; limited to 2 production examples.
Bf 109T - Converted Bf109E models for planned carrier usage; 10 such examples.
Bf 109Z "Zwilling"
Ha-1109 - Spanish-production Bf 109G model built by Hispano.
S-199 - Czechoslovakia-production Bf 109G model built by Avia.
Bulgaria; Croatia; Cezchoslovakia; Finland; Nazi Germany; Hungary; Israel; Italy; Romania; Slovakia; Spain; Switzerland; Yugoslavia