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Messerschmitt
Bayerische Flugzeugwerke

Aircraft The Company
 
First
Flight
Model Military Number Name
1935 Bf 109    
1941 Me 163   Komet
1926: Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (Bavarian Aircraft Works or BFW) formed.  Messerschmitt Flugzeugbau also established.

1927: Bavarian government forces Messerschmitt and BFW to merge.

1938: BFW changes its name to Messerschmitt AG.  Aircraft developed afterwards use the "Me" prefix

1948: Messerschmitt is reestablished.  Produces sewing machines and automobiles

1955: Company begins aircraft work rebuilding T-6 and T-33 trainers

1965: Messerschmitt purchases what remains of Junkers in West Germany.

1968: Acquires Boelkow to form Messerschmitt-Boelkow

1969: Merges with Hamburger Flugzeugbau to form Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm (MBB)

1989: MBB is taken over by Deutsche Aerospace AG (DASA).  DASA became part of EADS in 2000.

 
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Book:
Willy Messerschmitt: Pioneer of Aviation Design
Ebert, Kaiser & Peters

 

page updated 25 December 2005

 

 

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