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Rare Messerschmitt Me109 aircraft returns to Yorkshire Air Museum
8:08am Thursday 4th October 2012 in News
The extremely rare Messerschmitt Me109 German aircraft returns to the Yorkshire Air Museum in Elvington today.
The Second World War plane has been on loan to Gate Guards in St Mawgan, Cornwall, a company which specialises in replicating and restoring aircrafts for museums, collectors and film makers, where a mould of the aircraft was created for future sales.
The company recently appeared in James May’s Toy Stories, where he created a life-sized Airfix Spitfire.
The Messerschmitt at Yorkshire Air Museum, usually on display in the main display hangar, is one of only a very few aircraft of this type left in the world.
Only a handful still fly, out of the original 34,000 made.
The replica aircraft has taken two years to make.