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Old 20th May 2005, 12:53
barryfoxwell barryfoxwell is offline
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Bf109T wing fold

Hi all I am new hear, I only found this yesterday. So please forgive me if this has been asked before.

I have read in Augusburg Eagle that the wings of the 109Tfolded “immediately outboard of the gun bays, but this was complicated by the need to detach the flaps prior to folding”.
In the Air Enthusiast article March/April 2001 it says “by 1940… no less than 70 T-1 had come off the assembly line… with no fixed date for the Graft Zeppelin’s commission, the Luftwaffe ordered the T-1s to be stripped of their naval equipment. Under the designation T-2…...”.
There are pictures of Ju87T & Fi167 with wings folded. There is a picture of a
109T (TK+HM) being catapulted. But I can not find a picture of a 109T
with wings folded.
What I need to now is;
1 Was the wing folding equipment ever fitted?


2 And are there any pictures of the mechanism?

3 Are there drawings that show how it would have worked?
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Old 20th May 2005, 14:21
Graham Boak Graham Boak is offline
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Re: Bf109T wing fold

There was no wingfold on the Bf 109T. Old histories are simply wrong.

There may have been some confusion with the ability ro remove the wings for storage in the hangar, but this was common to all 109s.
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