BF or ME

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  1. Bug_racer

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    When is it acceptable to call a ME 109 a BF 109 or vice versa ? Just thought Id start a post cause I always thought it to be either and another post here has shown that it isnt acceptable :p
     
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    The official German designation is Bf for anything below -163, after that it is Me. However, when quoting an Allied report it will always almost be Me.
     
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    The actual designation for the 109 is the Bf-109. As pD put out anything from the Me-163 on is designated Me. Anything below from the Bf-162 Jaguar to the Bf-108 is designated Bf.
     
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    That pretty much sums it up, although you see it a lot under the Me designation.
     
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    Bf like Adler and plan D said, but now why the Bf, I know what you mean with everything below 163, but what does the Bf stand for?
     
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    Bayerische Flugzeugwerke I believe. Not 100% sure though

    Micdrow :rolleyes:
     
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    Oh, ok now I see. Thought it stood for something else.
     
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    jeez how many times has this been covered on the forum :lol:
     
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    About a 100......
     
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    It will be a never ending topic... :lol:
     
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