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Luftwaffe Camouflage and Markings 1933-1945 by Kenneth A. Merrick
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Bf 109 G, KG + ??, Vol 2, p. 364

Bf 109 G, KG + ??, Vol 2 , p. 364

Caption lists them as G-6 trop, since they miss the characteristic Beulen, they are either G-2 or G-4 trop (the difference I can rarely spot).
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Re: Bf 109 G, KG + ??, Vol 2, p. 364

I think the only reliable distinguishing feature is the type of antenna and that is not visible in the photo. I don't have a Stamkennzeichnnen listing available now, but surely someone can find out what subtype these belong to?

Also note the different spinner markings, interesting indeed!

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Re: Bf 109 G, KG + ??, Vol 2, p. 364

As they seem to have the bulges on the wings indicating the larger main wheel dimension, it increases the probability of being the G-4 Trop variant. As late G-2s can also be seen having the larger wheels and consequently the bulged fairing on top of the wing, it is not 100% sure though.
"The final G-2 production batches by Erla and Messerschmitt Regensburg were equipped for use in the Mediterranean Theater as the G-2 trop."

However, studying KG+QN under a magnifying glass it seems as if there is a dark spot above the middle of the letter "N", which also is in the area where I believe the antenna should be entering on a G-4.

Any more input anyone?

Source: "Messerschmitt Bf 109 F, G & K Series", Prien and Rodeike. Both for quote and info above.
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