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Messerschmitt Bf 109

Discussion in 'The Messerschmitt Range' started by Jim, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Jim

    Jim New Member

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    Though many alleged that the Messerschmitt single-seater fighter (type Bf 109) showed grave failings in the testing time of War, there is little doubt that it was, in fact, efficient and of high-class workmanship. Moreover, a special version held the world speed record at 469.2 mph. In this picture the pilot is seen climbing into his Messerschmitt, one of the newer machines with the 1,000 hp Daimler-Benz engine.

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  2. Kelly War44

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    I bet you'd be hard pushed to spot that one from above!!​
     
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    Great photo. It looks more like something from biology than from warfare.
     
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    Excellent camouflage while flying over that type of terrain i must admit.. :cheers:
     
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    Probably a Bf 109 E or F/Trop used during the desert campaign I'd say. The "Trop" bit denotes that it had a Tropical Filter added to keep out Sand & other bits & pieces that could wreck engines in that climate. Allied Aircraft also had to have this modification added (if in this theatre or the Far East) to Air Intakes or face the same problems.
     
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    Gee, that camo's impressive. :) Only the iron crosses are out of pattern. With an estimated 10,000 kills, the Bf 109 is probably the most cost effective fighter of ww2. Germany's top 3 aces (WW2's top 3, actually) refuse to fly anything else.
     

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