Messerschmitt Bf 109
Hey everyone !
As I really enjoy flying historical planes apart from flying commercial aircraft, we really need the Bf 109. We definitely need more of them because a little bit history in IF wouldn’t be that bad.
The Messerschmitt Bf 109 is a German World War II fighter aircraft that was, along with the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, the backbone of the Luftwaffe’s fighter force. The Bf 109 first saw operational service in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War and was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II in 1945. It was one of the most advanced fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear. It was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engine.From the end of 1941, the Bf 109 was steadily being supplemented by the Focke-Wulf Fw 190. It was commonly called the Me 109 , most often by Allied aircrew and among the German aces, even though this was not the official German designation.
It was designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser who worked at Bayerische Flugzeugwerke during the early to mid-1930s.It was conceived as an interceptor, although later models were developed to fulfill multiple tasks, serving as bomber escort, fighter-bomber, day-, night-, all-weather fighter, ground-attack aircraft, and reconnaissance aircraft. It was supplied to several states during World War II, and served with several countries for many years after the war. The Bf 109 is the most produced fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 33,984 airframes produced from 1936 to April 1945.
Additionally, there were lots of different variants but I would prefer see the G-6 variant as there were about 15,000 of them. The G-6 itself had different variants again ✈️
Here it is:
It looks so aggressive and agile !
Specifications (Bf 109 G-6)
- Crew: 1
- Length: 8.95 m (29 ft 4 in)
- Wingspan: 9.925 m (32 ft 7 in)
- Height: 2.6 m (8 ft 6 in)
- Wing area: 16.05 m2 (172.8 sq ft)
- Airfoil: NACA 2R1 14.2
- Empty weight: 2,247 kg (4,954 lb)
- Gross weight: 3,148 kg (6,940 lb)
- Max takeoff weight: 3,400 kg (7,496 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Daimler-Benz DB 605A-1 V-12 inverted liquid-cooled piston engine 1,475 PS (1,455 hp; 1,085 kW)
- Propellers: 3-bladed VDM 9-12087, 3 m (9 ft 10 in) diameter light-alloy constant-speed propeller
- Maximum speed: 520 km/h (320 mph, 280 kn) at sea level
588 km/h (365 mph; 317 kn) at 4,000 m (13,123 ft)
640 km/h (400 mph; 350 kn) at 6,300 m (20,669 ft)
622 km/h (386 mph; 336 kn) at 8,000 m (26,247 ft)
- Cruise speed: 590 km/h (370 mph, 320 kn) at 6,000 m (19,685 ft)
- Range: 880–1,144 km (547–711 mi, 475–618 nmi)
- Combat range: 440–572 km (273–355 mi, 238–309 nmi) 440-572 km until the front and to back home
- Ferry range: 1,144–1,994 km (711–1,239 mi, 618–1,077 nmi) 1144 without and 1994 with droptank
- Service ceiling: 12,000 m (39,000 ft)
- Rate of climb: 17 m/s (3,300 ft/min)
- Wing loading: 196 kg/m2 (40 lb/sq ft)
- Power/mass: 0.344 kW/kg (0.209 hp/lb)
Armament is not necessary in IF !
And again: I would really really really like to see this because you need skill to fly this aircraft ! Just imagine an WW2 plane air show or IF Oshkosh 😆
This would be very cool !
Also check out this amazing video:
For more information, visit the following websites:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum:
Thanks for visiting this topic
Please vote if you would like to fly it in IF sometime !
If you have any questions, feel free to ask :)