Messerschmitt - Bf 109 PLANETAG TAIL W.NR. 610937



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The release of our first Messerschmitt PlaneTag offers something a little different – the chance for our aviation enthusiasts to assist in the restoration and preservation of aviation history. Proceeds from the sale of these authentic Bf 109 PlaneTags will be donated to the Spirit of Flight Foundation in support of their mission to restore the notorious Bf 109 Messerschmitt, Werk Nummer 10145, as well as their charitable work.

The 10145 was built in Leipzig, Germany in 1942, serving as a Norwegian patrol aircraft which flew the Murmansk sector of Russia. The aircraft was shot down in aerial combat with multiple Soviet fighters during an escort mission for Ju 88 bomber aircraft on July 19th, 1942. The aircraft was flown by FW. Leopold Knier, who bailed out at an altitude of about 3000 meters after it was crippled by the Soviet P-40. The aircraft remained in Northern Russia until it was rescued by Warbird Recovery in the winter of 1994, and is currently under restoration for the Spirit of Flight Foundation.


Our Bf 109G-10 / U4 Messerschmitt, Werk Nummer 610937 was built at the Erla Werke in Leipzig, Germany in 1944. Abandoned at Zeltweg airfield in Austria at the end of World War II, this plane went on to serve in the Bulgarian and Yugoslavian Air Forces into the 1950s.

These PlaneTags are cut from the original wing panels which were removed during its restoration, and the fully restored plane is now on display at the American Heritage Museum.  

“Some aviation enthusiasts have expressed concern that we’re chopping up historic, display-worthy planes – but we’re rescuing our aircraft and original parts from destructive desert and forest environments, where they would have just continued to degrade into nothing,” says MotoArt owner Dave Hall. 

“With our new Messerschmitt PlaneTag, our customers have an opportunity to do something really special and have a hand in preserving aviation history – by helping renovate a truly historic plane for everyone to see and enjoy.”
Our newest PlaneTags are numbered to 5,000 .

“The authentic, rustic look of this tag really stands out from other livery,” says Hall.

“It’s a must-have to add a new finish to your collection.”

Messerschmitt - Bf 109 TAIL W.NR. 610937



  • Manufacturer: MESSERSCHMITT
  • Serial #: W.NR. 610937
  • Cockpit Crew: 1
  • Overall Length: 29ft 7 1/2in.
  • Wing Span: 32ft. 6 1/2 in
  • Height: 8ft 2 1/2in.
  • Max speed: 398mph
  • Range: 340 miles
  • Service Ceiling: 39,370 (12,000m)
  • Armament: One 20mm MG151
  • Engines: 1,475hp Daimler-Benz DB605A V12


Handmade Aviation Tags

PlaneTags are: 

  • Authentic - made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. 
  • Unique -  each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. 
  • Collectible - each one is numbered in a limited edition and comes attached to a display card. 
  • Versatile - comes with a durable metal ring, strong enough to attach to luggage or keys or display.

*Important Notice – Please Read Carefully

PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.

Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.

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    Stephen G.
    United States United States

    Very cool piece of history

    Well made and I enjoy the included history and individual story of the aircraft.

    Paul B.
    United States United States

    Getting to expensive

    I like the item I purchased. I had planned on buying more but the prices are getting stupidly expensive for a piece of metal. I sincerely doubt I will be purchasing more. More power to you if you can sell them at that price, but I don’t think they are worth the money.

    A PlaneTags Customer
    Piotr W.
    Poland Poland


    I am not using it. It is a piece of art. I amplanning another one to use.

    Rafael Z.
    Mexico Mexico

    Pretty nice piece of history!

    This is the second PlaneTag I've bought, and it is quite nice. It is (obviously) thicker than the other two I got -both from the A6M3- and, as with the others, the rounded finish of the sides feels smooth and pleasant to the touch. If there's something to be improved, it would be the engraving/stamping of the information on the metal. While the first PlaneTag I bought (a... mildly olive grey A6M3 plaque) has information flush to the metal, in this one you can feel it was painted on. Not much of an issue if you plan on displaying this item on a shelf (as I will), but if you do plan to use it on a circumstance in which it will face some wear and tear, I don't know how much the drawing of the airplane and the information on the front of the tag will last for.

    Jeff B.
    United States United States

    Bf109 Plane Tag

    Very interesting piece of WWII history. Thanks for saving for posterity. Used for display only.

    A PlaneTags Customer
    Steve F.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Excellent product

    Well made and showing authentic age and rust stains - a very fascinating piece of history.

    Canada Canada

    Bf109 G10 Plane Tag

    Very attractive authentic finish on the front and back with high polished sides, very beautiful especially if you're lucky enough to get a thick tag

    graham h.
    Canada Canada


    It was a present

    Mick B.
    Australia Australia

    Bf-109 tag

    I love the concept and treasure having a piece of history that I am very interested in.

    Troy S.
    Canada Canada

    WWII History

    It is great to own a piece of WWII history and to show it off.

    David K.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Bf 109 PLANETAG TAIL W.NR. 610937

    Very good, prompt processing of the order and posting, especially as this was from the US to the UK.

    Zoltan S.
    Hungary Hungary

    Hungarian Royal Air Force memory

    I really love it, this type is a very important piece of the history of Hungarian military aviation because in WWII Messerschmidt Bf-109/G6 was the main fighter type of the Hungarian Royar Air Force and none of any aircraft reamin after the war.

    Greg K.
    United States United States

    Quality Product

    I have always appreciated the many options and discounts offered for the consumer like a mutual fund where a person can own a piece of history at an affordable price. Also the customer service regarding any issue has been timely and professional.

    Greg K.
    United States United States

    Never forget history

    My father and Uncle served in the USAAF in WW 2 in the European theater. My Uncle was 21 when his Fortress exploded all crew lost. So this German piece of history is a reminder of all the air crews that flew for democracy against the **** threat.

    Kenny M.
    Australia Australia

    Best purchase ever!

    I love this plane tag, its awesome to have this little piece of history.

    Daniel L.
    United States United States

    Love it

    Great to have an actual piece of history...I don’t dare use it as a key chain because some of these pieces have tendency to wear off till it’s just a blank piece of aluminum

    Christian S.
    United States United States

    Really cool piece of history

    The coloring looks very nice and build is solid.

    David P.
    United States United States

    A Piece of History!

    Amazing to hold in my hand and imagine this plane's history. Thankfully, in a dogfight with a P-51 Planetag, it lost!

    Paul C.
    United States United States


    Great! Fantastic piece of History!

    Ondřej P.
    Czech Republic Czech Republic

    Nice Messerschmitt

    Perfect piece by airoplane.