Last updated: 31/01/2002
Messerschmitt Me-109D-1 (Source: Flugzeug Archiv 2)
D-series of the Me-109 was often claimed to be the first Daimler Benz
powered version, powered by the DB-600 engine. This misconception was
created by a number of German propaganda shots depicting the DB-600
powered V-11 and V-12.
the D-series was still powered by the Jumo 210 engine, the 210 Da.
a limited number of D-series aircraft were produced while the Luftwaffe
awaited the arrival of the E-series. Some were exported to Hungary and
Propaganda shot of the Messerschmitt Me-109 V-12. This photo gave rise to the myth of the Daimler Benz engined Me-109D (Source: Messerschmitt "O-Nine" Gallery)