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Bf-109G

Fighter

Messerschmitt

The Bf109G-6/R-6 of commander 1./JG50, senior lieutenant Alfred Grislavski, September, 1943. © Michael Bykov

The Bf109G-6/R-6 of commander 1./JG50, senior lieutenant Alfred Grislavski, September, 1943.

Messerschmitt Bf-109G, produced up to the end of the World War II (23500 machines), by the quantity was the most mass model of airplane Bf-109.

Pilots of this airplane marked, that some increase of speed achieved the installation of more high-power engine DB-605, has turned back deterioration of the common controllability of the machine.

Bf-109G has gone to manufacture by summer of 1942.

The basic modifications of steel G-1 and G-2 with engine DB-605A, one 20-mm cannon and to two 7,62-mm machine guns;

G-3 and G-4 with modified radio equipment;

G-5 and G-6 with more high-power cannon armament.

Besides there were reconnaissance versions G-8 and G-10, equipped with 1850-strong engine DB-605D and educational double G-12.

Model G-14 was improved version G-6, and G-16 - improved version G-14. The airtight cabin on models, since Bf-109G-6 was not established.

Specification
Crew 1
Dimensions
Wing span, m 9.92
Length, m 8.85
Height, m 2.50
Powerplant
PE DB-605A, hp 1475
Weight, kg:
Empty weight 2673
Maximum takeoff weight 3680
Performance
Maximum speed, km/h 621
Time to 5700m, min 6
Service ceiling, m 11550
Service range, m 1000
Armament
20-mm and 30-mm cannon under engine, 2 X 7.92-mm machine guns in nose, external bomb load, kg 250

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Photo Description
Drawing Bf 109 G6

Drawing Bf 109 G6

Drawing Bf 109 G6

Drawing Bf 109 G10

Me 109G-6, W. Nr. 15562

The Me 109G-6, W. Nr. 15562, CN+WF with under wing cannons MG 151/20.

Bf 109G-10 in flight

Bf 109G-10 in flight

References

  • "Aviation of Luftwaffe" /Viktor Shunkov/
  • "Encyclopedia of military engineering" /Aerospace Publising/
  • "The air war" /№ 61/

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