Bf-109 G-6 or G-14

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  1. beaupower32

    beaupower32 Well-Known Member

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    I am talking about the plane flown by Magg. Mario Bellagambi, commander of 5ª Squadriglia Bf-109 G-14 "Yellow 1". I am having a debait on weather this aircraft was a true G-14 as it didnt have MW-50 boost installed. If it doesnt have MW-50, does that make it a G-6. Here is a picture below of the aircraft in question.

    Dont know the source of the picture, but if someone does, I will put it in this spot.
     
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    tomo pauk Creator of Interesting Threads

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    The pitot tube Erla-haube make it a late Gustav...
     
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    Juha Well-Known Member

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    Hello Beau
    I agree, in principle G-14 was a G-6 with MW-50. Also late G-6s had Erla-haube, some had alsothe wooden tail and some that underwing "Morane" antenna.

    Juha
     
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    Maybe this will help,
    Academy 1/48 Bf-109G-14, by Fernando Rolandelli

    Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14 W.Nr 464380, “Yellow 1”, 5ª Squadriglia, 2º Gr. C., Osoppo, March 1945

    This Gustav was flown by Magg. Mario Bellagambi, commander of 5ª Squadriglia. According to his own notebook, as described by D’Amico, 16 Gustavs, mostly G-14s, G-14/AS and possibly some G-10, were on strength in March, 1945. Bellagambi got “ace” status with 14 (11 with the ANR) victories, and survived the war. His mount almost did, being destroyed with a charge in the radio compartment at Villafranca, as “White 11” of 6ª Squadriglia, to which it had been transferred on 14th March.
     

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