As indicated few days ago on the company’s website ,the restoration to flying conditions of the Messerschmitt Bf109 G2-4 commissioned by famed warbird collector Jerry Yagen, will restart immediately. On the company’s Facebook page the following comment was reported: “Work on the Messerschmitt Bf109 G4 is going on. Jerry Yagen gave us order to continue the project. We are very happy with that decision and we are going on with high priority to get the fighter airborne.”
The aircraft will have the might DB 605 engine. Accordingly to our sources Yagen’s Bf 109 was assembled from five wrecks which were recovered from Russia over a period of three years before 2011; a substantial portion of the plane was part of a Bf-109 built in 1939 as an E-3 variant, serial number 2023, and later converted to a E-7 with a long-range tank, which was shot down near Murmansk in May, 1942. The intent is to restore it as a G variant.
The Military Aviation Museum is home to one of the largest private collections of World War I and World War II era military aircraft in the world. This is without a doubt a good indication that Jerry Yagen is back in the game and that we should expect more exciting news soon. Stay Tuned!