Germany's light and nimble Me-109 (or Bf-109, according to some modern sources) was the archetypal Nazi fighter plane. Interestingly, the Me-109 never had a nickname or model name, with the exception of the practice of referring to the various revision levels — Emil for E revision, Frank for F, Gustav for G and Kurfürst for K.

Since it was an Axis plane, the Me-109 did not get the same level of exposure as Allied planes, but it was not ignored.