The Messerschmitt Bf 109 is a symbol of German Luftwaffe air power. This aircraft belonged to the first generation of 30s highspeed fighter-monoplanes, and late versions were produced to the end of WWII.
The modification Bf 109E has appeared in 1938. Bf 109E-3 became first mass-produced German fighters. They took part in Polish, Norwegian and French campaigns in 1939-1940. During Battle of Britain (August-October 1940) Bf 109E-4 fighters entered service. They main difference was the new canopy with armored windscreen. Bf 109E-7/Trop had special tropical equipment.
Bf 109E participated in air battles over Balkans, North Africa and in the Soviet-German front in 1941.