This Messerschmitt Bf 109 was formerly an E-3 type but after an accident on 27 November 1940 it was upgraded to an E-4 type. This Messerschmitt Bf 109 was produced by the Maschinenwerk GmbH in Leipzig Germany on 28th November in 1939. With registration Black 8 and later with Red 5, it flew with II/Jagdgeschwader 77. After the upgrade to type E-4 it was transferred to I/Jagdgeschwader 77 this time with registration Black 2. It was hit during combat near Murmansk and the Messerschmitt Bf 109 had to make an emergency landing on a frozen lake. The pilot could save himself before the plane disappeared into the lake.
The Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 has werknummer: 1407 and was restored after it was pulled out of the lake 1993. When it was disovered it carried registration Red 5 and Black 2. It kept Red 5 as registration and is seen on display in the Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin in 2016.