Bf 109 Photo Tributes

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  1. nuuumannn

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    Hi,

    Here are some images of surviving Bf 109s I thought I'd make as a seperate thread since the photographs are predominantly my own. Hope ya like 'em...

    First up: Bf 109E-4b W/Nr 4101

    Built by Erla, Leipzig, September 1940, whilst piloted by Lt Wolfgang Teumer of II/JG 51, 4101 was shot down on 27 November 1940 by Flt Lt George Christie DFC flying a Spitfire of 66 Sqn. Rebuilt from components of other captured Bf 109s and flown in British hands as DG200. Currently preserved at the RAF Museum.

    DG200 b s.jpg

    DG200 minus its canopy, probably taken on its third from last flight when it was flown by Rolls Royce pilot Harvey Hayworth. Because of Hayworth's stature; over 6 feet tall, the Bf 109's canopy was removed and 'mislaid' and was never seen again!

    DG200 profile.jpg

    This profile was pilfered from another thread on this site and depicts DG200 as it appears in the image above, although DG200 did not have the the radio mast fitted.

    The following show DG200 on display at the RAF Museum.

    DG200 Hendon i.jpg

    DG200 Hendon ii.jpg

    DG200 Hendon iii.jpg

    Next, I'll be showing photos of Bf 109G-2/Trop W/Nr 10639

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    Nice pics.

    Do you mind if others post pics of 109s they may have taken as well?
     
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    Go hard, bruthah; that was the idea! :)
     
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    Not a photo, but I hope its an ok tribute...

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    You did that picture? Awesome, Ratsel! Does it depict a particular moment that actually happened? Any more detail?
     
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    Glad you like it! I took the picture, its from my game IL-2 1946. The moment would be the weeks following D-day ( I try to play historically accurate situations).

    Another. This time early morning Lancaster raid.. I'm controlling the Me 109G-5AS/U2.

    Specht.30.png

    So if its OK with you I can post a ton of them. :D
     
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    Thanks. I will post some up this weekend. I think I have some nice self photos that could contribute. This is my favorite aircraft after all. ;)
     
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    Yep, I'm a fan of museum or airshow images that people have taken themselves; looking forward to it.
     
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    I take it you research the a/c markings, colour schemes, too?

    Go for it!
     
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    The 109 in Ratsels images looks to represent Gunther Specht's JG11 aircraft
     
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    Excellent NM! Love how you have a short history of the plane then pics of the musuem display.
     
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    #12 Ratsel, Nov 18, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2011
    To the best of my abilities. This one I chose to do the skin for Gunther Specht's 31th aerial victory. On 8 April 1944, Major Specht was awarded the Ritterkreuz for 31 victories.

    Specht.34.png

    Werknummer 110 064 was a G-5 from Erla-Leipzig with first BAL acceptance on 10. Jan. 1944. As Liepzig built no AS-aircraft at that time, it was a regular G-5/U2 with a DB 605 A engine. It was shipped ( within two weeks ) to Erla-Antwerpen for conversion to G-5/ASU2

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    The colour of the canopy is RLM 76, as is most of the airframe. The darker colours are painted on very crudely and the avoided the markings. This is typical for AS-engined aircraft from Erla-Antwerpen, which got more camo only at the unit level. For that reason, the spinter-camo on the wings have an unusually bright (RLM 76) background colour. The fuse side, around the Balkenkreuz, and on the vertical fin is RLM 70. Top foward cowl is RLM 75. Fuse band and front lower cowl is RLM 27. The spinner has a narrow yellow spriral 1/3rd is painted white. A gloss black was applied to the wing roots around the exhaust opening.



    Roger That :D
     
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    That's cool, Ratsel! Thanks for posting your source photo too.
     
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    I've got quite a few shots of the 109 taken at various airshows over the years. Here's a slection from Duxford. I'll add some more over the weekend
     

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    #16 nuuumannn, Nov 18, 2011
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    Thanks NJACO; I spent nine years working in aviation museums, so I've spent time doing research into individual aircraft survivors. Next, as I promised: Bf 109G-2/Trop W/Nr 10639, although universally this aircraft is known as "Black 6".

    Built by Erla Maschinenwerk, Leipzig in September 1942; was started as an F-3 but completed as a G-2. Allocated to III/JG 77 on 21 October, arrived in North Africa 6 days later. On 4 November Black 6 was piloted by Heinz Luedemann and was attacked by P-40s escorting Douglas Bostons. Luedemann reached his home base and the damaged aircraft was ferried to Gambut Main for repair. It was after capturing this airfield that the Allies discovered Black 6 on 13 November 1942.

    These two images were pilfered from elsewhere on this forum.

    Black 6 bw i.jpg

    Black 6 bw ii.jpg

    Discovered by Flt Lt Kevin McRae, Engineering Officer of No.3 Sqn, RAAF. The aircraft had been "..shot up, damage to tail wheel, tailplane, canopy and one propeller blade. Radio and oxygen equipment unserviceable and some instruments missing..." The next day the aircraft was repaired using components from other Bf 109s discovered at the airfield. Black 6 was repainted as 'CV-V' the personal markings of Sqn Ldr R.H. 'Bobby' Gibbes.

    Black 6 b ii s.jpg

    This picture was probably taken on 15 November when flown by Gibbes. Because it was one of the first G model Bf 109s captured, it was decided the aircraft should be examined for evaluation. This was done at Lydda, Palestine.

    A year later, the aircraft had arrived in the UK and had been allocated to No.1426 Flt and had received the serial number RN228. By March 1946 it had passed into the hands of the RAF Air Historic Branch, whose property it would remain until the surviving AHB aircraft were transferred into the possession of the RAF Museum in 1998. This was largely a paper exercise and loan agreements were drawn up between operators of former AHB aircraft and the RAF Museum for a five year period, including Black 6. Between 1983 and 1989 it was restored to flying condition at RAF Benson. Its first post-restoration flight took place on 17 March 1991 as G-USTV. The following were captured at Duxford where Black 6 was nominally based.

    Black 6 i.jpg

    This photograph was taken in 1995 after the original agreement with the MOD had been extended to enable Black 6 to remain airworthy for another two years, after damage suffered at a previous air display.

    The following were taken at Flying legends 1997.

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    On 12 October 1997 Black 6 was flipped onto its back on landing after a flying display at Duxford's Autumn Airshow. The pilot, Air Chief Marshal Sir John Allison was unhurt. This was to be Black 6's last airshow appearance before being transferred permanently to the RAF Museum; the crash ensured that it would never fly again and it was restored to static display condition by the team that originally restored it. The decision to place it on permanent display at Hendon caused some controversy among enthusiasts, but under the condition of the loan agreement it was to go to Hendon after the Autumn Air Display anyway. Arriving at Hendon on 10 March 2002, the aircraft was Struck Off RAF Charge on the 15th.

    The following were taken of Black 6 on display in the Milestones of Flight Hall in 2009.

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    The Ki-100 in the background has since been moved to Cosford for conservation work.

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    In the following image, note the demarkation line between the upper and under surface colours on the rudder and compare with the side image taken at Duxford in 1997. The previous wavy line was thought to be the original demarkation line after photographs were unearthed of the aircraft after its recovery in the desert in 1942.

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    With thanks to Andy Simpson of the Department of Aircraft and Exhibits at the RAF Museum.

    :)
     
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    Great post. I remember that day with sadness when Black 6 had the accident.
     
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    Even sadder that year was the loss of Mark Hanna, who died from his injuries after crashing Buchon G-BOML in Spain. Less than a week earlier he had been flying a Mustang at an air display we held at my local airfield.
     
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    A great shot. :cool:
     
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