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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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    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

    DR W.
    United States United States
    Messerschmitt Bf-109 planetag

    Great product! Couldn’t be happier!

    YING G.
    Singapore Singapore

    Received through the mail yesterday after ordering on 14 Aug 2020. For those still waiting, hang in there, Covid really delayed all the processes. Anyway, very happy with the item and surprised with 2 contrasting presentations. Can't complain about the quality given its history. Had my card ready now if SR-71 pieces are available.

    William P.
    United States United States
    German planetags �

    I saw this planetag on the website.had too purchase it.its rare to see German planetags.hope u guys find more German planes so u can share the history of this planes.love this planetags history in your pocket

    Tom C.
    United States United States
    Nice tag

    As always it's nice to own a small piece of history

    John B.
    Hong Kong Hong Kong
    Amazing piece of history

    Loved how the skin has the pitting corrosion effect. Such a lovely and tough tag. Thanks for the quick delivery!

    Ted G.
    Canada Canada

    I was anxious to receive this item to add to my aviation tag display. When it arrived I was disappointed to see a wide silver scrape across the front face. I appreciate that this is from an old aircraft and expect that it will have marks and imperfections but this scrape across the front made the piece unsuitable for my collection. Had I purchase it for a key chain or luggage tag then that would be different, although I would not have paid $135 Canadian for a key chain. Unfortunatly I had to return it at an additional cost. I decided to “spin the wheel” and re order hoping for better luck this time.

    Tom L.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Messerschmitt Bf-109G Planetag

    Great item to own, more WW2 aircraft please.

    Kevin B.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Additional costs

    Item still not received asa held up in Customs awaiting additional costs to be paid in order to be released.

    Jan B.
    United States United States
    Rare Artifact

    Unusual piece of aviation history. Well presented with appropriate importance noted.

    Eddy V.
    Belgium Belgium

    hard to tell; I didn’t receive it yet

    Shahzad A.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    A Piece of History

    Having a piece of history in your hands feels amazing knowing what the plane went through and survived during the war time The wing tag has lovely aged patina Totally Amazing

    Peter S.
    Germany Germany
    Did not arrived already

    Did not arrived already

    Gregory R.
    United States United States
    Amazing Piece of History

    I am continually surprised at the unique items y'all manage to find. This one, however, was astounding--at the same level as your SR-71 tag! The only issue I have with plane tags is that my budget is constantly under assault by your hard to pass up tags.