Erla haube

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  1. Chocks away!

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    I've noticed that some late Bf 109s had a thin red line painted diagonaly on their erla haube canopy. Can anyone explain the significance of this line? :?:
     
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    It was a reference line when dive bombing, maybe?

    Stukas had several lines, one for each angle, on the port side glazing.
     
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    Exactly, In 109 it indicated the highest possible angle of dive bombing.
     
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