Last updated: 31/01/2002


The Messerschmitt 109 was designed by the BFW (Bayerische Flugzeugwerke) company. Therefore the type was designated Bf-109. In 1936 the company was reformed in Messerschmitt GmbH and the prefix Me was assigned to aircraft of the company. Although the 109 was officially never renamed in Me-109, the names Bf-109 and Me-109 were both used during the was in Germany in official documents.

On this site I have chosen to use Me-109 consistently and not use the name Bf-109.