The Messerschmitt Me108 Taifun is a German single-engine military, sport and touring aircraft designed in the early / mid 1930s. It later would evolve into the Me109, the main Luftwaffe fighter of WW2.

Soon after the first production aircraft began to roll off the assembly line in Augsburg, several Me108s had set endurance records. The Me108 was adopted into Luftwaffe service during World War II, where it was primarily used as a personnel transport and liaison aircraft.

Due to the design similarity the Me108 has played the role of Me109 fighters in many classic war movies including The Longest Day, The Great Escape, 633 Squadron, Mosquito Squadron, and Von Ryan’s Express.

Shoot Aviation have long operated two of these aircraft from our Maidenhead base. If you’d like to chat about using one for your next production then please get in touch.

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New fleet addition! A rather spectacular 1970’s HS125 exec jet cockpit. On a trailer for easy transport, cockpit windows float for camera as do rear sections. Call for details! #ukfilm #hs125 #aircraftfilming #avgeek #avgeeks https://t.co/ZB8rl8SaBW

4th December 2018

Both bf108s together, G-OTME & G-ETME s/no 197 & 274. Some engineering templating going on over the next couple of months to get G-OTME over the finish line. #bf108, #me108, #avgeek, #avgeeks https://t.co/jXF4Z6vd6M

1st December 2018

RT @smeebatics: Running is futile! ⁦⁦@testpilotjim⁩ ‘s Dad on my heels in the ⁦@HurricaneR4118⁩ machine. #ThrowbackThursday https://t.co/Do…

30th November 2018

RT @AwardsDarwin: Before GoPros there was the GoBro. https://t.co/AtlsmqR06A

30th November 2018

@smeebatics⁩ leading the BBMF at Fairford in the Bf108. Was that160 mph or knots? #ThrowbackThursday, #avgeeks, #avgeek, #bf108 https://t.co/gZwxSC6TcE

29th November 2018

Arh, happy memories of sunny days with you holding your BUTX close to me... #avgeek, #avgeeks, #bf108, me108 https://twitter.com/smeebatics/status/1068144002397073409

29th November 2018

Mr McIntyre making a complete joke of one of our sets... https://twitter.com/McInTweet/status/1066009904471859200

26th November 2018

Had a weekend test fitting for the Bf108. We’re going to steal an idea from a German example. Original instruments but with a modern stack of EFIS and radios hidden in the glove boxes. Found an original set of Messerschmitt lap straps for refurb! #avgeek #avgeeks #bf108 #me108 https://t.co/6cFqNnbmf7

19th November 2018

Nice to be part of something nice. Our second Starship 1 build of the year! Still a few weeks left if you want to be the hattrick? #ukfilm John Lewis & Partners Christmas Ad 2018 - #EltonJohnLewis 🎹 https://youtu.be/mNbSgMEZ_Tw via @YouTube

15th November 2018

Book a great looking helicopter for your Production and the soundtrack comes for free! #ukfilm #alouette #jets⁠ ⁠ #avgeek #avgeeks #helicopter #setlife #Filmmaking #haaf https://t.co/ko1j9hDfGP

13th November 2018

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