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munnst
06-03-2004, 12:57 AM
Anyone fancy a carrier borne Ju87 or Me109

http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~pettypi/elevon/baugher_other/grzepp.html#RTFToC2

munnst
06-03-2004, 12:57 AM
Anyone fancy a carrier borne Ju87 or Me109

http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~pettypi/elevon/baugher_other/grzepp.html#RTFToC2

VOL_Hans
06-03-2004, 02:51 AM
I actually wouldn't mind haveing a nice little Bf-109T in IL-2.

From what I understand, it was just a mod of the existing Bf-109E series, shouldn't be too hard for IL-2...

Or...maybe some German carrier action if PF?

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hobnail
06-03-2004, 05:20 AM
109T had extended wings over the 109E-3 series. These increased the wingspan from 32' 4.5" on the standard Bf 109E series to 36' 4.25" on the "Toni".

Also added were a strengthened tail wheel, arrestor hook, relocated supercharger inlet and a different cockpit hood.

Considering we don't have an E-3 (not till BoB) and that the T wouldn't have flown like the Emil 3 anyway...it could be a hard ask to get it added.

Hope springs eternal though.

BlitzPig_Ritter
06-03-2004, 06:26 AM
IIRC, a squadron of 109T's (originally ment for the Graf Zepplin) operated out of Norway in 1940/1941.

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Slush69
06-03-2004, 06:46 AM
I'd hate to land a plane with such narrow gear as a Bf-109 on a carrier.

Come to think of it: I'd hate to land any plane on a carrier. IRL, that is. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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horseback
06-03-2004, 11:08 AM
Slush,

The F4F Wildcat's gear was about as narrow (narrower, in proportion to it's size) as the Bf 109's landing gear. It was considered a pretty good carrier plane, although you had to apply a lot of rudder for takeoffs.

The great drawback of the 109 for carrier ops would be the fragility of it's landing gear and the poor forward field of vision for landings (the Wildcat's nose sloped down from the cockpit, allowing a much better FOV everywhere but aft).

By the way, I read somewhere that 109Ts were operational against USAAF bombers until early '44, operating out of the Danish islands.

cheers

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SkyChimp
06-03-2004, 06:18 PM
I'd like to see the Bf-109T, the navalized Stuka, and the KMS Graf Zeppelin added to PF.

They'd make great targets.

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