Messerschmitt Bf 109B-1: Ace of Spades.

Messerschmitt Bf 109B-1: Ace of Spades.

This B-1, flown by Feldwebel Otto Polenz, was captured in Dec 1937 at the Spanish Guerra Civil. Being a quite advanced design it was tested in Spain by a French commission (the great “Kostia” Rozanoff flew it) and later sent to Soviet Union in Feb, 1938. The B-1 was evaluated by the NII VVS (Russia Air Force research institute) where it was flown among others by another great: Stepan P. Suprun.

As we can see here not only the Spitfire & Hurricane used those lovely spade grips, in this case the KG 11 grip model.


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  1. Pingback: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3a: Neutrality Defender. | The Dreamy Dodo

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