From: Beijing, China - Paris, France
Someone on continental Europe could legitimately say the ME-109 was most famous. It was the most plentiful and long-serviced fighter of the war.
Legitimately yes, but I doubt any average person in France or elsewhere in Europe (apart maybe from Spain?) would think of the 109 as the most obvious candidate, even though you're right about that.
In France, I'd venture saying that it would be the Stuka or the Spitfire. Both are probably the most prominent planes in existence in our pop culture and our history books in class (alas because of the usual exaggerations - the first one being presented as the embodiment of Blitzkrieg, and the second one as the one and true savior during BoB and, hence, WW2).
If I had to stick to books I was asked to read and stuff I watched on TV, I think I would have never seen a 109 flying elsewhere than in the original BoB movie...
< Message edited by Alain-James -- 1/1/2019 4:31:15 PM >