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Messerschmitt Bf-109G-2 - Germany - Air Force
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Built at Leipzig by Erla Maschinenwerk GmbH in September 1942, construction started as F-3 but converted to G-2/Trop version, allocated factory code PG+QJ. In October assigned to III./JG77 and transferred to the 8th Jagdgruppe in North Africa. On 11th November lost in action and two day later discovered abandoned at LG139 Gambut 1 airbase, captured by British troops, shipped to Liverpool and tested by RAF between February 1944 and November 1945. Since 1946 grounded, stored or displayed. In 1972 returned to flying condition, in 1997 crashed at Duxford. Then repaired and since 2002 displayed at RAF Museum Hendon.
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