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fluke39
09-15-2003, 07:50 PM
i was going to ask this question last week, following the dev update , therefore i kind of expect others may have asked this.- but whats the deal with this plane?


obviously it is two 109's taped together with sellotape - but exactly why was this done?

high altitude - increased ordnance load?

if anyone would like to share some info with me concerning it's origins, purpose, combat record and armament i would be very grateful - i cannot find it in any of my reference books /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

thnak you /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

oh - and well done for getting past the various,page not found , OLE ODB microsoft errors etc etc, to read this post /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

whoops, i said thnak you - o well i'll leave it there it looks kinda funny /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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fluke39
09-15-2003, 07:50 PM
i was going to ask this question last week, following the dev update , therefore i kind of expect others may have asked this.- but whats the deal with this plane?


obviously it is two 109's taped together with sellotape - but exactly why was this done?

high altitude - increased ordnance load?

if anyone would like to share some info with me concerning it's origins, purpose, combat record and armament i would be very grateful - i cannot find it in any of my reference books /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

thnak you /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

oh - and well done for getting past the various,page not found , OLE ODB microsoft errors etc etc, to read this post /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

whoops, i said thnak you - o well i'll leave it there it looks kinda funny /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 08:08 PM
Well,

To reduce the number of different plane basic models, the RLM ordered to have as less planes as possible for as many roles as possible. So (equal to the "Heinkel He 111 Z") the Messerschmitt facilities developed a twin plane. This plane should be used as well as fast bomber, as fighter-bomber and as heavy fighter. Because many existing parts were used, the producing and constructing was not so expensive, as constructing a totaly new plane.
From two "Bf 109 G", which were used as base for this plane, both fuselages, a left and a right wing, both engines and the undercarriage would be used. The center wing and the elevators had to be new constructed or changed and one of the cockpits has to be changed in a fuel tank. The pilot was sitting in left fuselage. Two "DB 605 A" engines would have powered the plane.
Two versions were planned. One was the "Bf 109 Z-1", a heavy fighter and fighter-bomber, was armed with 5 MK 108, three in the wings and one in each spinner. It was able to carry a bombload up to 500 kg.
The second version was the so called fast bomber "Bf 109 Z-2". It should only be armed with two MK 108 canons in the engines. For that, the fuel capacity was increased and one 1000 kg bomb was carried below each fuselage.
At the end of 1942, it was attempted with the Klemm KL25, and after satisfactory results, it was decided to use the 109G. The "Bf 109 Z" only existed on the drawing-boards of the constructors. The plane never was built.



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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 09:41 PM
A protptype was built , but got destroyed in a bombing raid /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 09:45 PM
Mmmm... 5 MK108...

Imagine the blinding, screen-halting, world exploding muzzle flash on that.

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Message Edited on 09/15/0302:45PM by StG77_Fennec

XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 09:51 PM
StG77_Fennec wrote:
- Mmmm... 5 MK108...
-
- Imagine the blinding, screen-halting, world
- exploding muzzle flash on that.
-
Still, the 262 stays the king of vulching!

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