Macchi C. 205 V vs. Bf 109G-6

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Macchi C. 205V vs. Bf 109G-6

  1. Macchi C. 205V Serie III

    28.6%
  2. Bf 109G-6

    25.0%
  3. The Reggiane Re. 2005 was better than either.

    42.9%
  4. Other:

    3.6%
  1. Soundbreaker Welch?

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    #1 Soundbreaker Welch?, May 19, 2009
    Last edited: May 19, 2009
    Bf 109-6 vs. Macchi C. 205V Serie III


    This version of the Macchi had two cannons in the nose, and two guns in the wings.

    I debated whether to put the Reggiane Re. 2005 in the poll, because it was possibly even better than the Macchi 205, but in the end decided to go with the Macchi, because of the larger number that were built.

    Edit: Actually, I did enter the Reggiane Re. 2005 in the poll, against them both.
     
  2. Thorlifter

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    I'll go with the Macchi C. 205V.
     
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    The Reggiane 2005 is better than both, and I'd rank them like this:

    1. Re2005
    2. Bf-109 G-6
    3. Macchi C.205V
     
  4. drgondog

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    I agree Soren's ranking but always have to ask what the mission profile is - as always there are relative plus and minus comparisons depending on altitude and mission.
     
  5. Njaco

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    Without any performance specs, I just went with the Bf 109 as I think its just marginally better. But, like drgdg, depends on mission.
     
  6. vikingBerserker

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    I agree with Soren's ranking as well - though I like the way the Macchi looks the best.
     
  7. mudpuppy

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    I have to admit guessing more than being an expert on all the merits/faults of either of these warbirds. but would the Macchi 205 have been a more stable mount in take-offs and landings than the 109G6?
     
  8. Vincenzo

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    somewhere there is a comparison of 205 and Gustav (no G-6 maybe G-4) i saw in italian and in deutsch
     
  9. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    I agree with Soren's ranking as well. I however had to vote for the G-6 out of sentimental reasons. 2 votes was just not cutting it! :lol:
     
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    Greetings!

    Since P-38 pilots of the 82nd Fighter Group had more problems with the MC-205 than the Me-109G, I will take the MC-205. William Green, who has written many books on World War 2 aviation rated the MC 205 as one of the few Axis planes capable of matching the P-51D.

    Watch your 6!

    Eagledad
     
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    Re2005 had some problems with the strenght of its tail.

    Juha
     
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