Messerschmitt Me109g

for Fighter Squadron Screaming Demons over Europe



3D model and Openplane stuff: MPosis
Skins and textures: Yardstick
Cockpit and instrumentation: VanderStok


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Specifications

Engine:       1,475 hp Daimler-Benz DB 605 A-1 inverted V-12
Dimensions   
  Span:       32ft 6.5in (9.924 m)
  Length:     29ft 8  in (9.042 m)
  Height:     8 ft 6  in (2.591 m)
  Wing Area:  174.0   sq ft (16.17 sq m)
  Weight:     empty 5880 lb (2667 kg)
              max   7500 lb (3402 kg)
Performance 
  Max speed:  387mph (623 km/h)
  Ceiling:    38,500ft (11735 m)
  Range:      350 miles (563 km)

Armament
  one engine mounted 20mm MG 151, 150 rounds
             or      30mm MK 108
  two 13mm MG 131 machineguns in engine cowling, 300 rounds each 

3-side view
Get the MK108 30mm cannon here.


History


In 1933 the German Luftwaffe issued a requirement for a single-engine, single-seat fighter aircraft. Chief designer for Bayerische Flugzeugewerke (Bf), Professor Willi Messerschmitt responded with a design designated as the Bf 109. In 1936 comparative trials took place between two contenders; the Heinkel model 112, and the Messerschmitt Me 109; the "109" was selected. Production began in 1937, and until the company was reorganized by the German government in 1938, all production ("109's") carried the prefix "Bf", once the company had been reorganized as Messerschmitt A.G., all subsequent "109's" carried the "Me" prefix.

Me109g's in tight formation
The Me 109G or "Gustav" series was a result of improvement of several previous models which included the "B", "E", and "F". Between 1937 and 1942 over 11,000 of the earlier models were produced. In late 1942 the "G" (Gustav) was introduced, and by the end of World War II over 33,000 Me 109 models of all variants had been produced.
The "109G" was primarily a defensive fighter; as the "Allies" developed their bombardment capability, and began their long-range deep-penetration raids into Germany the Luftwaffe's demand for fighter aircraft became greater and greater. In 1943 Messerschmitt A.G. produced 6,418 Me 109G airplanes; in 1944 that production figure rose to an unprecedented number of 14,212 machines manufactured in one year.
The Me 109G had an excellent climbrate, speed and handling. Like all of the Me-109 series of aircraft, the "Gustav" single performance design flaw was its fuel load which gave it a combat radius of only 350 miles, or just 55 minutes of fuel endurance. Many aviation historians believe that this "single design flaw" cost the German Air Force the "battle Of Britain" in 1940 and as a result, possibly the war.

original text taken from Spruce Goose museum


Skins by Yardstick


JG52 (Hartmann)

JG77

JG77 (Black six)

JG53

JG54

JG51

JG51 Molders

Cockpit layout


Heinkel he100d

1.  Artificial Horizon / Turn and bank indicator
2.  Airspeed indicator
3.  Altimeter
4.  Compass
5.  Manifold pressure gauge
6.  Tachometer
7.  AFN 2 Homing Indicator
8.  Mechanical propellor pitch indicator
9.  Combined coolant exit and oil intake temperature indicator
10. Fuel gauge
11. Dual oil and fuel pressure indicator
12. Clock
13. Ammunition counters
14. Ignition switch (magnetos)
15. Undercarriage position indicator

Other Aircraft:

He100d