These “J-otas” are the lesser-known of the two Spanish made combat variants of the Bf 109. Often mistaken with the famous RR Merlin engined Buchón, these 109’s were equipped with the French designed HS-89 12-Z-7 / 1-Z-M, licence-built in Barcelona.
This still image was captured from the German movie based in the life of the legendary Ace Hans-Joachim Marseille: “Der Stern von Afrika” of 1957. A great deal of it was filmed, quite adequately, here in Spain: Sunny skies and “Messers”.
I know,I know, “Messers” again…., mea culpa.