Messerschmitt AG was a German aircraft manufacturing corporation (AG) named after its chief designer Willy Messerschmitt and known primarily for its World War II fighter aircraft, in particular the Bf 109 and Me 262. The company survived in the post-war era, undergoing a number of mergers and changing its name from Messerschmitt to Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm before being bought by Deutsche Aerospace (DASA, now part of Airbus) in 1989.
For ten years after World War II, the company was not allowed to produce aircraft. One alternative the company came up with was the three-wheeled motorcycle/bubble car or Kabinenroller (cabinscooter) KR175 / KR200, designed by an aircraft engineer, Fritz Fend.
AG, subsequently GmbH
Successor Messerschmitt-Bölkow GmbH (1968)
Headquarters Augsburg, Germany
Bf 108 Taifun (Typhoon)1934
Bf 109 September, 1935
Bf 110 12 May, 1936
Me 163 Komet (Comet) early 1941
Me 262 Schwalbe (Swallow) 18 July, 1942
Me 264 Amerika (America) 23 December, 1942
Me 321 7 March, 1941 large transport glider
Me 323 Gigant (Giant) Fall, 1941
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