Last updated: 31/01/2002

 

Messerschmitt Me-109 T-2 (Source: AJ Press Monografie: Messerschmitt Me-109 Cz. 2)

 

History

In response to an RLM request for a carrier fighter Messerschmitt converted the E-series. This aircraft was intended for the Graf Zeppelin Aircraft carrier, which would carry 28 Ju-87Cís, 12 Me-109Tís and some Ar-197.

T-0 (1939)
Ten pre production T-0 airframes were produced. It was based on the E-3 with a new wing of greater span and powered by the DB 601Aa. It had an arrester hook and two catapult hooks under the fuselage.

T-1 (1940)
In total 60 T-1ís were produced. This was based on the E-4/N with the DB 601N engine. The T-1 was fully ďnavalizedĒ with arrester hook and catapult hooks. As the interest in the German carrier disappeared, the T-1ís were rebuild as T-2ís devoid of all naval equipment.

T-2 (1941)
This were the T-1 airframes without the arrester hook and catapult hooks but retaining the greater span wing. They served on Helgoland and in Norway.

 

Messerschmitt Me-109 T-1 (Source: Messerschmitt "O-Nine" Gallery)

 

Messerschmitt Me-109 T-2 (Source: AJ Press Monografie: Messerschmitt Me-109 Cz. 2)

 

Messerschmitt Me-109 B used for catapult trials (Source: AJ Press Monografie: Messerschmitt Me-109 Cz. 2)