Kills....

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  1. Lucky13

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    Just wondering here.... DID the Bf 109 and Fw 190 shoot down the most enemy aircraft of all during WWII? Does anyone know their total score from '39 to '45?
     
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    So much of German records is either lost or in un-assembled piles to get a clear picture of any semblance of a final award/credit accounting.

    Having said that the answer is 'yes'... with the 109 at the top over the Fw190. I would guess that the number is not even close between the Fw 190 and the Me 109.
     
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    I do not think we will ever be able to know how many kills were actually credited by the 109. I believe I have read somewhere that alone on the East Front 109 pilots claimed 12,000+ kills.
     
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    Don't forget the Bf109's career extended back before WWII with its involvement in the Spanish Civil War and after WWII, albeit in somewhat more modest numbers, as the Avia S-199. Not sure if it scored any kills in this later stage of its career.
     
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    I'm sure there were a few "Me109" kills over Israel in the late '40s, I just can't confirm it right now.
     
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