Messerschmitt Bf 108

Messerschmitt Bf 108
Role Communications
First Flight 1936
Entered Service
Manufacturer Messerschmitt
Length > 8.3 m

27ft 2in
Wingspan 10.5 m

34ft 5in
Height 2.3 m

7ft 6in
Wing Area 16 m²

172 ft²
bgcolor="#87CEEB" colspan="3">Weights
Empty > 860 kg

1,887 lbs
Loaded 1,400 kg

3,087 lbs
Maximum takeoff kg

bgcolor="#87CEEB" colspan="3">Powerplant
Engine > Argus As10
Power 200 kW

270 hp
bgcolor="#87CEEB" colspan="3">Performance
Maximum speed > 315km/h @ 300m

196mph @ 1,000ft
Combat range 1,000 km

620 miles
Ferry range km

Service ceiling 6,200 m

20,340 ft
Rate of climb m/min

Wing loading 87.5 kg/m²

17.9 lb/ft²
Power/Mass 0.143 kW/kg

0.087 hp/lb

The Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun was a single-engined sports and touring aircraft developed by Bayerische Flugzeugwerke. The highly produced Messerschmitt Bf 109 was based extensively on this design.

It was adopted into Luftwaffe service during World War II, where it was primarily used as a personnel transport and liaison aircraft.

The photo shows one of four Bf 108s which were impounded in Britain on the outbreak of World War II and put into RAF service, where they were designated Messerschmitt Aldon. As a light communications aircraft it was the fastest type the RAF had at the time, but they caused some confusion by being mistaken for attacking Bf 109s.

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