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  • VIDEO: EADS Messerschmitt Bf-109 undercarriage collapse and groundloop at ILA Berlin 2008


    <P>Video images have emerged of the landing by a <A href="http://www.eads.com/1024/en/eads/history/airhist/1930_1939/me109_1934.html">Messerschmitt&nbsp;Bf-109</A> which resulted in the historic aircraft suffering damage after groundlooping at the ILA Berlin 2008 air show.</P> <P>The footage clearly shows the aircraft’s right-hand main landing-gear buckling barely two seconds after touchdown, causing the starboard wing to dip and the aircraft to leave the runway.</P> <OBJECT height=370 width=450><PARAM NAME="movie" VALUE="http://www.liveleak.com/e/a46_1211965193"><PARAM NAME="wmode" VALUE="transparent"> <embed src="http://www.liveleak.com/e/a46_1211965193" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="450" height="370"></embed></OBJECT><BR><BR> <P><BR>From the images the Bf-109 appears to complete a near-270° rotation before coming to rest. The pilot, Walter Eichhorn, was uninjured but the aircraft is understood to have suffered damage to its outer wing and prope


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  • RIAT: Luftwaffe fighter ace reunited with Bf 109

    News | 18 Jul 2010 12:00 | Craig Hoyle

    The UK's 70th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Britain attracted an unusual visitor to RIAT: a rare Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter. Owned...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RIAT-Luftwaffe-fighter-ace-reunited-with-Bf-109-344580/
  • VIDEO: EADS Messerschmitt Bf-109 undercarriage collapse and groundloop at ILA Berlin 2008

    News | 29 May 2008 09:13 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <P>Video images have emerged of the landing by a <A href="http://www.eads.com/1024/en/eads/history/airhist/1930_1939/me109_1934.html">Messerschmitt&nbsp;Bf-109</A> which resulted in the historic aircraft suffering damage after groundlooping at the ILA Berlin 2008 air show.</P> <P>The footage clearly shows the aircraft’s right-hand main landing-gear buckling barely two seconds after touchdown, causing the starboard wing to dip and the aircraft to leave the runway.</P> <OBJECT height=370 width=450><PARAM NAME="movie" VALUE="http://www.liveleak.com/e/a46_1211965193"><PARAM NAME="wmode" VALUE="transparent"> <embed src="http://www.liveleak.com/e/a46_1211965193" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="450" height="370"></embed></OBJECT><BR><BR> <P><BR>From the images the Bf-109 appears to complete a near-270° rotation before coming to rest. The pilot, Walter Eichhorn, was uninjured but the aircraft is understood to have suffered damage to its outer wing and propehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-EADS-Messerschmitt-Bf-109-undercarriage-collapse-and-groundloop-at-ILA-Berlin-2008-224294/
  • Breitling flight team brings together a big slice of history

    News | 17 Jun 1999 23:00

    <p>Mark Hannant </p> <p>Long associated with the aviation world as a supplier of time-pieces, both in cockpits and on the wrists of the pilots who sit in them, Breitling has gone one step further with the formation of the Breitling Fighters flight team. </p> <p>The Swiss watch manufacturer has put together an impressive collection of vintage aircraft and they're here on display at the show. </p> <p>The Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX, Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk, North American Aviation P-51 Mustang, Chance Vought F4U Corsair, Messerschmitt Bf-109 and Yakovlev Yak-3 all made their mark, not just on the flying world, but in the popular psyche too during the Second World War. All carried Breitling instruments. </p> <p>In a world-first initiative, Breitling has brought them all together with the help of the US, German, New Zealand, Russian and UK airforces. </p> <p>It has also added an Aero Albatros L-39, a modern twin-seater training jet, so that its brand retailers can experience the thrillhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Breitling-flight-team-brings-together-a-big-slice-of-history-52977/