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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Messerschmitt BF 109 G-6 Early Version

Here are some images of Trumpeters 1/24 scale Messerschmitt BF 109 G-6 early version with it engine cowling removed.

From Wikipedia"
In February 1943, the G-6 was introduced with the 13 mm (.51 in) MG 131s, replacing the smaller 7.92 mm (.312 in) MG 17 – externally this resulted in two sizeable Beule blisters over the gun breeches, reducing speed by 9 km/h (6 mph). Over 12,000 examples were built well into 1944 although contradictory factory and RLM records do not allow an exact tally. The G-5 with a pressurized cockpit was identical to the G-6. A total of 475 examples were built between May 1943 and August 1944. The G-5/AS was equipped with a DB 605AS engine for high-altitude missions. GM-1-boosted G-5 and G-6 variants received the additional designation of "/U2". and were clearly identifyable as they use a modified, aerodynamically cleaner, engine cowl without the usual blisters.
The G-6/U4 variant was armed with a 30 mm (1.18 in) MK 108 cannon mounted as a Motorkanone firing through the propeller hub instead of the 20 mm MG 151/20 The G-6 was very often seen during 1943 fitted with assembly sets, used to carry bombs or a drop tank, for use as a night fighter, or to increase firepower by adding rockets or extra gondola guns.

11 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

Nice! That's a whole lot of engine in there...

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Pat - Imagine one of these stuck in your dune buggy.

Hanny said...

Very interesting! I've never seen a 109 model liek this before. It's interesting to see the "guts." Thanks for sharing, sir!

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Hanny - Long time no hear.

Hanny said...

Perhaps I should comment more often...I visit your blog regularly. I've always loved models and you build the things that I'm interested in, from airplanes to sailing ships to sci-fi.

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Hanny - I try to please.

kriz said...

KICK AZZ!

kriz said...

KICK AAAZZZZ!

Warren Zoell said...

It is righteously AZZZZZZ ;-)

Diego said...

I do see that I have to do more versions of the most famous pieces.

Excellent, Warren

Warren Zoell said...

Gracias Diego!