Alternative German Fighters: Me-209, Me-309, He-100, etc.

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  1. CharlesBronson

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    Wich is his your opinion the best alternative for the BF-109/Fw-190 dinamic couple, also the development and caracteristics of those aircraft.


    Me-609.

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    Hey...now this model you posted is quite nice... It does resemble the P-51 from one side...doesn't it??? And a replacement for that couple coud have been the Me-262 if properly developed in time for the war...
     
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    An aircraft that I always thought was a great design and too bad it was not produced much ealier in the war was the Do-335. However here is a zwilling design of the Do-335 that was actually taken over by Junkers.

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    Ive always like the He-100.

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    The 335 never was my favorite.

    The image above is the Messerschmitt Me-609 a proposed twin variant of the 309.

    The 309 was a heavy fighter, in the the category of the P-47 wich flew in June 1942, the firt prototipe was equiped with a DB-603a-1 de 44 liters and 1750hp, then in a weird regretion, the oters 4 aircraft flew with the DB-605 1475 hp, wich deteriorated the performances very much.
    Anyway this plane was heavily armed, the picture below, shows the V-4 wich has 2 Mg-131, 4 Mg-151 and a 30 mm gun.

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    I am not sure what are the purpose of those large bulges in wings.
     
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    proberly fuel, even extra ammo.........
     
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    The 335 was very advanced for its time and they even drew up plans to turn it into a hybrid jet/prop aircraft would have been neat to know the outcome of that.
     
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    all would have been replaced by superior revamped Me 262's. this was planned for 1946 in the day time and night fighter roles with additions of smaller swept back winged Fw jets ......... :shock:
     
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    That could be true, but they would still have to fix the engine problems.
     
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    yes the engines were going to be placed more internally and the fuel shortages or at least the mix was being recitified at wars end
     
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    My choice would be either a He-162 D with swept back wings and V- tail or a Me-262 HG-III with 45 degrees swept back wings and the engines moved to the fuselage. That plane rocks! Better thrust:weight ratio, higher critical Mach number, simply great.
     
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    Advaced aircraft, indeed , but it remained as project only.

    ChCh mentioned the Heinkel He-100, well I think that this aircraft was the best and one of the early capable of replace the 109. This plane was the quick response of Heinkel factory after the He-112 was badly beaten by the new design of Bayerische Flugzeuwerke.

    Originaly equiped with an internal radiator, wich use as evaporation surfaces the wings and fuselage of the aircraft itself. This save weigth and improve performance, mostly because the lack of external opening and low drag.

    This system working well in the dedicated record aircraft He-100 V-8, but was insuitable for a truly combat aircraft. the V8 used a DB-601R engine wich was feeded by a special mixture of 90 % 100 octane fuel and 10% methanol, this allowed 1775 hp for short periods.

    It take over the record at 746 km/h.

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    Eventually the evaporation sistem wich his intrincated pipes and electrical water pumps ( 22 to be precise) was to be abandoned because his hard maintenance and the always present risk for a combat aircraft of a failure, wich can be caused even by a single 7,7 mm bullet piercing wich would make entire sistem broke and make quick engine overheat wich bring down the plane sooner or later.

    Anyway this sistem was put in the 3 D-0 series, then these Heinkels was send to japan.


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    my god what an ugly wing.........
     
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    I doubt they could have made the Jumo 004 reliable and durable enough by that date. IMHO the Me 262 is the most overrate plane of WW two. And I hate jets anyway. The inventor of the jet should have been skinned alive and fed to rats.
     
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    hey that's a brit you're talking about................

    and the jet engine is one of the greatest inventions off all time.........
     
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    And why is that? The invention of the Jet made everything from military aviation to civilian travel easier, more efficient, and better. The 262 was still better then anything else out there.
     
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    just imagine if your country was defended by piston engined aircraft whilst everyone else had jets?? i mean you'd be on a par with canada?? surely you'd want jets then??
     
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    When did Finland get jets anyhow?
     
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    Well, with the introduction of jets the costs started skyrocketing. This means that the chances of small nations in combat have diminished hugely as e.g. nationĀ“s citizens soldierly qualities are less important. I.e. Finland survived 105 days against overwhelming odds during the Winter War. In jet era that would be impossible.

    What is more, jets personify bottomless greed. As jets are best suited for high speeds, they favour current social atmosphere in which everything must be done faster, faster and faster. Jets also favor higher altitude flying, thus the harmful emissions are released where they hurt the atmosphere far more seriously. Jets have also reduced foreign travel to quick boozing hops for the ignorant masses resulting in holidays after which the people complain "what a busy holiday, huh." Next time you hear how another company closes off and moves to China to make a few bucks more, understand that this is what jets personify. As for the efficiency of jets, which one is more efficient: a jet flying at Mach 0.9 at 33,000 ft or or a steam ship doing 12 knots at sea? I.e. which consumes more resources per passenger/cargo ton per kilometre? Jets are "efficient" only at high speeds but those very high speeds itself are wholly inefficient. I wish all civilian aircraft cruising at over 300 kts are banned as Molochians stealing the ever diminishing resources.
     
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    Now he's a comedian. :rolleyes:
     
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