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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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    Anthony S.
    United States United States

    Unique German history

    I love the WW2 aircraft and love how we can own a piece of such history. very clean and simple tag for WW2 aviation fans.

    Chris H. Brown

    My Bf 109 plane tag

    This was one of the two plane tags from my first order. Big fan of historical aircraft, especially WWII era ones. Have seen so many in museums and collections including ones flying which includes a flyable Bf 109 in a local collection. Like most people, no way could I ever afford one of these precious aircraft but the plane tags allows us to own a piece of one. Was so pleased with receiving this plane tag and starting my collection.

    Enrique P.


    Truly love the bare metal skin of this tag of an aircraft with such history.

    Anthony E.
    United States United States

    Awesome Piece of Luftwaffe History

    This is a great piece of aviation history. I got two of these tags and they are both different. On is very scratched aluminum, while the other is a darker and very patina tag. Definitely recommend!!!

    Robert W.
    Germany Germany

    great original piece of the 'Augsburg Eagle'!

    Living just a few miles south of the former Messerschmitt production plant at Augsburg-Haunstetten I just had to add this tag to my collection - just awesome to hold an original piece of the 'Augsburg Eagle', as the '109 was called, in my hands. The delicate etching of the plane's top view on the tag is outstanding!

    Logan P.
    United States United States

    Great Piece of History!

    Amazing tag! I purchased this one for a gift for my father and he absolutely loves it!

    Australia Australia

    A bright tag but a dark history

    What an amazing piece of WW2 history. There's obviously the fair share of U.S. and Allied WW2 aircraft tags available but German ones are definitely harder to come by. The absolute beast of the Wehrmacht from the late 1930s this aircraft piece sits with my Zero on the 'Axis' aisle.

    Robert G.
    United States United States

    History in your hand! BF109

    I honestly had no idea it was possible to own a piece of history of a famous WW 2 aircraft and at the same time help preserve other WW 2 aircraft in the process! The story behind the 109 was amazing to find out and owning a skin of this war bird is truly incredible as there is only 5,000 in the world that can say that! What an amazing site and company to offer a piece of aircraft history that fits in your hand!

    Marcus Z.
    Australia Australia

    History in your hand

    This planetag was one I had been saving up for and boy did it not disappoint! Being able to hold a piece of history that effected the globe is an incredible feeling, so thank you!

    United States United States

    The best parts of my collection

    By my count, I've purchased 24 PlaneTags: 5 Commercial, 1 General, and 18 Vintage. The Vintage tags are part of my "multi-media" airplane collection. For the Bf 109 I have artist Stan Stoke's print "Defiant, But Doomed" which shows pilot Adolf Galland's yellow-nosed Bf 109E, Galland's signature on the print, Galland's autobiography "The First and the Last", a Hobby Master diecast model of Galland's Bf 109E, and best of all, an Bf 109 PlaneTag. The PlaneTag is great!

    Kim Z.
    Singapore Singapore


    Such a historical plane. Great release MA.

    Andrew O.
    New Zealand New Zealand


    Really happy with the product and service, a great way to own a piece of WW2 history. I love the back story on the aircraft giving an even more in-depth look into the history of the aircraft, I will definitely be getting more products in the future keep up the good work. the only problem I have is I wished I had the whole aircraft not just a small piece.

    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