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horseback
01-29-2004, 08:30 AM
Found an interesting product review at

http://misc.kitreview.com/bookreviews/bf109g10cdreviewcl_1.htm

-it's a CD full of info centering on Bf-109G-10s, with a lot of audio -visual material, and lots of photos of G-10s in various stages of restoration. AND it's about half the retail cost of the Tamiya CD.

Cheers

horseback

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" -LTCOL Don Blakeslee, 4th FG CO, February 27th, 1944

horseback
01-29-2004, 08:30 AM
Found an interesting product review at

http://misc.kitreview.com/bookreviews/bf109g10cdreviewcl_1.htm

-it's a CD full of info centering on Bf-109G-10s, with a lot of audio -visual material, and lots of photos of G-10s in various stages of restoration. AND it's about half the retail cost of the Tamiya CD.

Cheers

horseback

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" -LTCOL Don Blakeslee, 4th FG CO, February 27th, 1944

Stille-NachT
01-29-2004, 08:40 AM
Heres one fact for free.

Alot of people find that the BF's tend to be too weak, well BAck in the days of the good ole WW2, german pilots would quickly turn for home when they reaceved even the slightest amount of damage. They feared having to crash land in the middle of the icy pacific. This is a historical fact, see germans prdied themselves on being precision killers, not sitting ducks, they didn't intend to be shot at an awefull lot.
And remember the egines of the BF's don't last long being ragged on full pelt, never ever spend more than a few seconds on 105% throttle, and don't use the nitrious bursts unless you really need too, I leave that for running away as supposed to running too, last resort say!

The attention was on speed and fire power with the BF's not say like making a flying tank like the IL2.

LilHorse
01-29-2004, 08:46 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Stille-NachT:
They feared having to crash land in the middle of the icy pacific. .<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wow! The Germans were flying over the Pacific? :b
LOL! Just kiddin'. I know you meant the Channel.

FW190fan
01-29-2004, 08:50 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Stille-NachT:

Heres one fact for free.

They feared having to crash land in the middle of the icy pacific. This is a historical fact, <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, it's a fact. One of the greatest fears for a Bf109 driver was the menacing waters of the icy Pacific ocean.


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Stille-NachT
01-29-2004, 08:50 AM
..opps.
Well yeah the channel too,

What you didnt hear of the covert pacific german pilots?? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Cpt-Madcowz
01-29-2004, 08:54 AM
I always turn back after a small amount of damage, seems more fun that way rather than staying on til I drop out the sky.

If I can fly 10 sorties in a night and not have to walk back to the airfield, that is worth more than any old points.

/Mad

"When the hunter comes, the tiger runs with the dear"

Stille-NachT
01-29-2004, 08:59 AM
I agree unless perhaps I was the only pilot left to down a b17 on it's way to berlin with a rather large payload.

The same if I was the only spit left against a HE.

Xnomad
01-29-2004, 11:14 AM
Yep after some damage I get the hell out of there plus I like not giving my enemy his points http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

If I'm completely wrecked then I'll try hit someone on the way down, if I can.

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horseback
01-29-2004, 11:16 AM
It is a fact that several USN and AAF pilots in the South Pacific WERE credited with Messerschmitt kills early in the war, although from my own experiences in these waters, they could not be described as 'icy.'

Of course, if the LW's fighter pilots were the wienies Stille-Nacht thinks they were, the temperature of the South Pacific might not have been 'just right.'

Actually, the aircraft shot down were probably the IJN recon plane (Saiun? or something like that) that used a license built DB 601.

Cheers

horseback

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" -LTCOL Don Blakeslee, 4th FG CO, February 27th, 1944

Callemangan
01-29-2004, 11:48 AM
actually the Japanese army had a DB 601 powered fighterm (a really good looking fighter, but I can't recall the name. Was it Ki-61 Hien aka "Tony"?). It was reported as being Bf 109s by the pilots and therefore confused the American intelligence for some timehttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

horseback
01-29-2004, 06:59 PM
Tony wasn't operational until 1943, in New Guinea. The kills I was talking about occurred long before that, and the only DB-601 powered a/c in the IJN inventory at that time was the Aichi M6A1 Seiran floatplane or M6A1-K Nanzan high speed observation planes. Japanese records indicate that the Nanzan was used over Pearl and Midway while still in the prototype stage.

Later, I believe the Judy or Jill carrier attack planes also originally used the DB-601 copy, as well as the IJAAF's KI-61 Tony.

Cheers

horseback

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" -LTCOL Don Blakeslee, 4th FG CO, February 27th, 1944