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Barn Find of the Century!

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posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 12:20 PM
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STOP PRESS: Barn finds for sale, license built Messerschmitt Me-109G. What a hell of a find!



History: In 1942 the Spanish government arranged a manufacturing licence with Messerschmitt AG to build the Bf 109G-2, with DB605A engines, propellers, instruments, and weapons to be supplied from Germany. This proved impossible, as Germany was incapable of meeting her own needs, let alone Spain’s. Only twenty-five airframes (minus their tails) and not even half the necessary drawings were delivered.


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posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 12:40 PM
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amazing.
a true piece of history.hoping these make it to a museum somewhere.
thx for sharing.



posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 12:46 PM
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Wow that's cool! Thanks for posting.



posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 12:52 PM
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Now I have to go online to watch "The Battle of Britain"



posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 01:15 PM
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Naaaaa, don't put these in museums - they are four of the Spanish Messerschmitts which were built post war and used for the battle of Britain film and last flown in the late 60's which are in fact called HIspano Aviacion HA-1112 M1L’s.

With a little work they should be good to fly again, these aircraft had all of the good aspects of the actual WWII aircraft but with the best materials possible. Really these are the pinnacle of propellor driven fighters yet unfortunately thier engines mark them out quite clearly as the Spanish post war versions - you could change that if you got a decent DB-605 engine an warbird workshop with enough skill to fit it to the airframe properly to make it look authentic.

Still an awesome find and awesome planes though.



posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 06:31 PM
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That truly is an awesome find! Thanks for sharing!



posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 06:46 PM
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The only aircraft to have appeared in both sides of the Battle of Britain - some Ha-1112's made brief appearances as Hurricanes!

Most of these were not the original 25 delivered from Germany, but new built in the 1950's.




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