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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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    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.

    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.

    Johan V.
    Qatar Qatar

    Excellent service

    Great job - thank you!

    Peter L.
    Germany Germany

    Bf 109: Piece of History

    I received the tag today. Took 3 weeks from US to Germany, i.e. until delivery. Was able to track the delivery at any time! It's a great piece of history and I linked it to my car keys. Good service and fast/nice communication. Will not be my last purchase.

    Danielle A.
    Australia Australia

    Don't hold your breath

    If I was you, I would turn off the automatic email (that arrives one month after purchase) asking for a review that is then instantly published online. As far as I can see from the other comments and my current tracking info, all Southern Hemisphere orders are sitting in one U.S. City for at least a month.

    Mike N.
    United States United States


    Bought it for a fellow aviation geek and he loved it! Good to know the $ is going towards a good cause.

    Alessandro B.
    United States United States

    a piece of stories

    owning a piece of an airplane with such a long life behind it is incredible

    Corey R.
    United States United States

    Great product

    Grey service and great product!

    Scott S.
    United States United States

    A piece of history in your hand

    This was one of the backbone aircraft of the Luftwaffe during World War II from the Battle of Britain to the protection of Germany toward the end of the war. I marvel at the technical advancement and engineering of both sides were only 15 years earlier biplanes stretched with canvas were the technical advancement. The power of this aircraft along with the Spitfire, and the P 51 Mustang is something to behold. more please