Messerschmitt Bf 109E: Only the brave (III).

The Luftwaffe pioneered the use of rubber-coated self-sealing fuel tanks in their warplanes. It’s usually said, dramatically, that the pilot was seated on a potential firebomb…., well, that was all too literal with the 109’s “fuel cushion”.

Pic taken from the Bf 109E’s official handbuch.

Dedicated to Pierre.

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