Checking on Bf 109G-5 detail

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Checking on Bf 109G-5 detail

Joined: January 15th, 2007, 3:15 am

August 3rd, 2010, 11:28 pm #1

I think I've got this right, but the windscreens in the Hasegawa kit have me a bit confused. I'm doing a G-5 which from drawings on the 109 Lair and the photo below of Barkhorn's G-5 show no air inlet on the starboard side of the cowl. I think there should be one on the port side however. The Hasegawa kit I have (1/48 scale) provides two windscreens, one with air inlets on both sides, and the other with an air inlet on the starboard side with the port blanked off. The instructions say to use that one for the G-5, but I think they have the inlets backward. I think I should use the one with both inlets and remove the one on the starboard side. Is that correct?

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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:56 pm

August 4th, 2010, 1:18 am #2

Your photo is from a sequence in the Bundesarchiv, and shows Barkhorn's WNr.15909 in the spring of 1944, a 'stock' Bf 109G-6. One of Hermann Graf's white-tailed machines from the JGr.50 was only ten later off the line: WNr.15919.

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Joined: January 15th, 2007, 3:15 am

August 4th, 2010, 2:19 am #3

I haven't done any surgery on the windscreen yet.
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Joined: January 15th, 2007, 3:15 am

August 4th, 2010, 3:24 am #4

Checked the line drawings again. G-5 One cockpit air inlet, starboard side. G-6, Two cockpit air inlets. The plane I'm doing I am pretty sure is a G-5 (W.Nr. 110089) flown by Gunther Rall in Spring of 1944 when he was shot down by members of Zemke's Wolfpack.

And, the Hasegawa instructions are correct. My brain is not
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Joined: August 17th, 2005, 4:54 am

August 4th, 2010, 6:48 am #5

However all G-5 built were built on Erla and they were spread among G-6s.

Hence all Erla built G-6 look like G-5's except of silikagel pellets, and head armor which on G-5 was different - the rear wall of the mid-canopy part.

All Erla G-6 had compressor fairing on the right side of the cowling under the "beule".
All Erla G-6 has separate rectangular gun-through ports like here (also an Erla built G-6)



Another photos are here











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Joined: April 28th, 2008, 7:58 pm

August 4th, 2010, 7:45 am #6

I think I've got this right, but the windscreens in the Hasegawa kit have me a bit confused. I'm doing a G-5 which from drawings on the 109 Lair and the photo below of Barkhorn's G-5 show no air inlet on the starboard side of the cowl. I think there should be one on the port side however. The Hasegawa kit I have (1/48 scale) provides two windscreens, one with air inlets on both sides, and the other with an air inlet on the starboard side with the port blanked off. The instructions say to use that one for the G-5, but I think they have the inlets backward. I think I should use the one with both inlets and remove the one on the starboard side. Is that correct?

Hello,

http://falkeeins.blogspot.com/2010/07/b ... -jg52.html

I don't know what to think...

Regards
Stéph
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Joined: August 17th, 2005, 4:54 am

August 4th, 2010, 8:10 am #7

The only difference was the head armour. Hence 15909 is a G-6

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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:56 pm

August 4th, 2010, 1:56 pm #9

Checked the line drawings again. G-5 One cockpit air inlet, starboard side. G-6, Two cockpit air inlets. The plane I'm doing I am pretty sure is a G-5 (W.Nr. 110089) flown by Gunther Rall in Spring of 1944 when he was shot down by members of Zemke's Wolfpack.

And, the Hasegawa instructions are correct. My brain is not
Another pilot of the Stab II./JG 11, Fw. Hans Kastenhuber (10 victories) was KIA 12.May 1944 by P-47s near Strinz-Trinitatis in Bf 109G-5 WNr.110190,
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Joined: March 4th, 2005, 10:51 am

August 5th, 2010, 1:39 pm #10

Hello,

http://falkeeins.blogspot.com/2010/07/b ... -jg52.html

I don't know what to think...

Regards
Stéph
Thanks for the correction - if you don't mind I'll quote you on that one !

cheers

Neil

http://www.falkeeins.blogspot.com
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