Barkhorn's Aircraft

Discussion in 'Aircraft Pictures' started by Njaco, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    23,053
    Likes Received:
    994
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Animal Control Officer
    Location:
    Southern New Jersey
    #1 Njaco, Aug 31, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2011
    Gerhard "Gerd" Barkhorn

    Lieutenant-General Gerhard "Gerd" Barkhorn (20 March 1919 – 8 January 1983), was the second most successful fighter ace of all time after fellow Luftwaffe pilot Erich Hartmann. Barkhorn flew 1,104 combat sorties and was credited with 301 victories on the Eastern Front against the Soviet Red Air Force piloting the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9. He flew with the famed Jagdgeschwader 52 (JG 52—Fighter Wing 52), alongside fellow aces Hartmann and Günther Rall, and Jagdgeschwader 2 (JG 2). Despite being the second highest scoring pilot in aviation history, Barkhorn was not awarded the Diamonds to his Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords after achieving his 300th victory on 5 January 1945.

    Sources: unknown Internet stes. Will post some from some books I have later.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerhard_Barkhorn
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    23,053
    Likes Received:
    994
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Animal Control Officer
    Location:
    Southern New Jersey
    .
     

    Attached Files:

  3. Erich

    Erich the old Sage
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 20, 2004
    Messages:
    13,090
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Platonic Sphere
    wait for John Manhros book on JG 6 to be published for the Dora-9
     
  4. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    23,053
    Likes Received:
    994
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Animal Control Officer
    Location:
    Southern New Jersey
    Awesome. And I just noticed that Sundin's profile is a bit wrong. The Gruupe bar protrudes over the band as per the pic above.
     
  5. Maximowitz

    Maximowitz Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,971
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Railwayman
    Location:
    London, England.
    It's going to be good Erich - I'm brushing up on my German language skills as rumour has it that it will not published in English.
     
  6. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    24,072
    Likes Received:
    655
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Korporate Kontrolleur
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Very cool! I wonder why he never got the award?
     
  7. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,150
    Likes Received:
    960
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    #7 Crimea_River, Aug 31, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2011
    Two different aircraft. Look at the chevron differences too. Sundin's appears to be depicting the aircaft in your photo with the signatures on it. Note the small intake under the windscreen which does not appear in the other 109's.
     
  8. Ratsel

    Ratsel Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2011
    Messages:
    798
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    yeah, ones a G-5 and the other is a G-6 (pic with the signatures).
     
  9. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,750
    Likes Received:
    518
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Good stuff!
     
  10. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    23,053
    Likes Received:
    994
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Animal Control Officer
    Location:
    Southern New Jersey
    Just noticed that. Thanks. I was focusing on the faded cross on both.
     
  11. Wotan

    Wotan Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    Russia
    Both G-6
    G-5 with pressurized cockpit:
    g5.jpg

    "This aircraft has been very often mistakenly labeled as a G-5 but this machine is obviously not lacking the pressure bulkhead and silica tablets. Plus the fresh air door on the side. The G-5s were often issued to home defence units when the high altitude pressurized aircraft was needed. Most Eastern front air battles were flown at low and medium altitude."
    FalkeEins - the Luftwaffe blog: Bf109 G-6 of Hptm Gerhard Barkhorn JG52
     
Loading...

Share This Page