Last updated: 31/01/2002


Messerschmitt Me-109S (Source: Messerschmitt "O-Nine" Gallery)



There are two interpretations for the S-series:

Two-seat trainer based on E-series
The Me-109S (Schule) was a projected conversion of the Me-109E from 1940. There was little official interest from the Luftwaffe. Only in 1942 was there a need for an advanced training aircraft. This lead to the development of the G-12 trainer.

Version with blown wing
In order to improve the handling characteristics at low speeds trials were undertaken with pressurized air blown over the wings. This was first tested on the V-24 which was produced at Caudron-Renault near Paris. From these trials the S-series was developed. A S-0 aircraft was almost ready when the Caudron-Renault factory was captured by the Allies.