Bf-108 Taifun was designed as a four-seat sports and
recreation airplane to compete in the 4th Challenge
International de Tourisme. The prototype first flew in 1934
and was followed by the Bf-108B in 1935 with the Argus As-10
engine rated at 230 horsepower. The Bf-108 set a number of
endurance records in the 1930s. The Luftwaffe pressed the
Bf-108 into service as a personnel transport and liaison
aircraft. The Bf-108 would become the basis for the Bf-109
fighter. 885 Bf-108 were built during production. Only a
handful of these aircraft survive in flyable condition today.
This Bf-108 was manufactured in 1942.
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