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Bf-109E

Fighter

Messerschmitt

A Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7 of the so-called 'Kirkenes squadron' (1./JG77) based at Hyobukten airfield in June-July 1941.

A Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7 of the so-called 'Kirkenes squadron' (1./JG77) based at Hyobukten airfield in June-July 1941.

Messerschmitt Bf-109E was main German fighter of the beginning of the Second World war. Bf-109E has provided success "Luftwaffe" above Poland, Scandinavia and Northwest Europe during the period between September, 1939 and June, 1940.

Its The main German fighter of the beginning of the Second World war. Bf-109E has provided success "Luftwaffe" above Poland, Scandinavia and Northwest Europe during the period between September, 1939 and June, 1940.

Its deficiency have come to light only then when these airplanes had to make distant spot-checks against the British fighters in " to Fight for England ".

With production deliveries to Luftwaffe commencing at the end of 1938 and produced in quantity more than 4000 aircrafts, the same represented Bf-109D, but with stronger engine DB-601 and cannon armament.

Bf 109 Messerschmitt
E-1 E-3 E-4
Crew 1
Dimensions
Length, m 8.76
Wing span, m 9.90
Wing area, m² 16.35
Weight, kg:
Loaded weight 1975 2060  
Powerplant
Engine DB601A-1 DB601Aa DB601N
Power, hp 1075 1175 1200
Performance
Maximum speed, km/h at sea level 458 467  
at altitude 555 560  
m 5000 4440  
Rate of climb, m/s 16.7 17.8  
Service ceiling, m 10972 11000  
Service range, km 560 560  
Armament
7.92-mm MG-17 machine guns 4 2 2
20-mm MG FF cannon - 2-3 2
External bombs load, kg 4X50, 1X120 4X50, 1X120 4X50, 1X120

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Photo Description
Drawing Bf 109E-1

Drawing Bf 109E-1

Drawing Bf 109E-3

Drawing Bf 109E-3

Bf 109E-1 from 1./JG20.

The Bf 109E-1 from 1./JG20.

Bf 109E in flight

Bf 109E in flight

References

  • "Aviation of Luftwaffe" /Viktor Shunkov/
  • "Encyclopedia of military engineering" /Aerospace Publising/
  • "The air war" /№ 37, 62/

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