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Eloise Ogden/MDN This Messerschmitt ME-109CAK is on display in the Flying Legends Hangar at the Dakota Territory Air Museum in Minot.

Visitors to the Dakota Territory Air Museum in Minot will have the opportunity to view one of the few remaining Messerschmitt ME-109CAKs.

The German WWII fighter belongs to the Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras, Oregon.

The plane arrived at the air museum earlier this week.

Prior to the Minot Air Museum, the plane was at the Grand Forks Air Force Base Air Show last weekend.

This plane “was a Spanish-built Buchon, the latest version of Willy Messerschmitt’s famous fighters, the German ME-109, the scourge of the Allied forces in World War II”, according to the Erickson Aircraft Collection website.

Messerschmitt was a German aircraft developer, designer and manufacturer.

According to some aviation stories, many consider the ME-109 to be the greatest fighter aircraft in aviation history.

Jenna Grindberg, director of the air museum, said the Minot Air Museum plane has the notoriety of being one of 28 planes used to film the film. “Battle of Britain”.

She said the plane is expected to remain at the Minot Air Museum until around mid-July.



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