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A Messerschmitt was a type of aeroplane used by the German Luftwaffe during World War II.

As a result of time breaks caused by Elliot Payne's experiments, a Messerschmitt and a British Spitfire were transported roughly fifty years back in time and appeared in the sky over London in the 1890s, where they continued their fight. This was witnessed by Henry Gordon Jago, a native of that era, and Leela. One of the planes was severely damaged and its pilot parachuted out of the plane. Jago, having never seen either a "flying machine" or a parachute, suggested to Leela that he should hire the pilot to perform his "act" at the New Regency Theatre. (AUDIO: Chronoclasm)

In summer 1940, they engaged Spitfires in the Battle of Britain. (PROSE: /Carpenter/Butterfly/Baronet)

On 20 January 1941, Captain Jack Harkness of the RAF 133 Squadron recalled losing a young pilot mid-flight to the Messerschmitts, which "pumped him full of holes and blew his plane apart." (TV: Captain Jack Harkness)

In 1941, the Cabinet War Rooms detected Messerschmitts flanking a dozen Heinkels on a course for London. (TV: Victory of the Daleks)

In 2040, these planes featured in a recreation of the Battle of Britain to commemorate the 100th anniversary. (PROSE: /Carpenter/Butterfly/Baronet)

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