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Old 5th April 2010, 20:46
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Unknown Bf 109G nightfighter

Hello,

In the photo at http://www.flickr.com/photos/farinih...7603801462303/, the Bf 109 is given as a Bf 109G-6/AS.

However, as far as I know, the tall tail wheel and large oil cooler were not used in Bf 109G-6/AS. They were typical features of Bf 109G-14 and G-10.

There are NO chin bulges which makes me think that it was an AS. The main tires are small too.

So, I would say a G-14/AS (78xxxx block) or a Bf 109G-10, however the antenna mast is NOT on the canopy!

I would appreciate any help for the identification.

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Luka
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Old 6th April 2010, 03:47
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Re: Unknown Bf 109G nightfighter

It could easily be a G-6/AS as many were produced by Mtt with the larger oil coolers. The same goes for the antenna not on the canopy. Note the radar aerials under the port wing.
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Re: Unknown Bf 109G nightfighter

Antenna masts on canopy (or not) were a conversion done in the field, which is why you see so many werk numbers in the same block..some with the antenna...some without (the wire interfered with the opening of the Erla Haube). I beelive in 1945, the standard changed to remove completely...

As far as I know the tall tail wheel was first implimented in the G14...unless stocks arived early for the late G6...?

I would speculate G14 myself...



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