Bf109 E-3 cockpit details

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  1. Gordon

    Gordon New Member

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    I'm currently building a full size 109e cockpit and am having difficulty sourcing cockpit placard information. Since I am in New Zealand I don't have anything local to reference. I have tried e-mailing a number of sources with only a stunning silence as reply, so I hope the forum experts here can help me.

    I am after clear (legible) photographs of the following placards.

    Oxygen regulator,

    Radiator winding handle,

    Fuel shut off.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards
     
  2. Siddley

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    For the oxygen reg you could try the book Monogram German Aircraft Interiors '39-45, that has a good shot showing the whole unit.
    My copy is a scan and the placard isn't quite legible, but back when I owned the printed copy I remember the photography and printing being of a very high quality so you might just be lucky there.
     
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    Gordon New Member

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    Thanks for your reply Siddley. I also have a scan of this book. Tantalisingly close but not clear enough. There just seem to be cockpit details which never get much attention.;o)I will Keep searching.
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    That's very impressive, nice work.

    I have just started building what I don't plan to be a 1:1 cockpit, but more of a 'simpit' to use with a game called IL2
    I will be reproducing ( as best I can ) some Luftwaffe cockpit controls - but of a slightly later era, I'm kind of basing things around the FW190 family.
    There isn't any way to drive 'steam gauges' from IL2, but that will keep the cost down and I do like blowing stuff up rather than just flying around :)

    My current focus is the joystick, I'm building a KG 12\13 style grip and the gimbal mechanism.

    If I can help you in any way I'll chime in. I will probably have the capability to cast parts in aluminium in a couple of months.

    Good luck and welcome to the forum, I'm very new here myself but they are a friendly and helpful bunch of people.
     
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    Looking great Gordon! :thumbright:
    I'm sure that some of the lads will help you shortly....

    .....and welcome to the family!
     
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    Wow that looks great, welcome aboard by the way!
     
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    Sweet cockpit. Wish you the bast of luck in your search and welcome to the family.
     
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    Lovely cockpit well done
     
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