Me-109 in a wind tunnel

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  1. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    I dont know if these have been posted. If you like the -109, I think you will enjoy it.

    Me-109 a.jpg Me-109 b.jpg Me-109 c.jpg
     
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    Interesting pics, and that's one large building!
     
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    The second two pictures were taken in a wind tunnel at Luftfahrtforschungsanstalt Hermann Goering c. 1940.
    It's just outside Braunschweig and I believe some of the buildings survive and are in use today.

    Here's another oft published photo which also gives a good sense of scale.

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    The plaque visible on the wall in the second picture posted was translated somewhere as

    "Through conquest of the air the German people will assure their place in the world."

    Cheers

    Steve
     
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    Or did the plaque actually read "Through conquest with our towels, we will assure our place by the pool"........
     
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    If it didn't, it should have :)
    Steve
     
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    That Me in the first picture is a odd one, looks like a F fuselage with a E wing.
    And why no horizontal stabilizer ?
     
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    #7 DerAdlerIstGelandet, Feb 27, 2013
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    Very cool pics. Thanks for posting these.

    The first two Bf 109F prototypes V-21 and V-22 kept the trapeziform wing of the Bf 109E. The Span however was reduced by 61 cm. V-22 used the DB 601E. The smaller wingspan proved bad however and therefore on the V-23 had the Semi-Elliptical wings. V-24 had the trapeziform wing tips. All 3 prototypes had the more aerodynamic cleaned up nose of the Bf 109F and beyond.
     
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    Interesting shots! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Interesting shots.
     
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    I have a question on the wind tunnels. A few years ago I used a couple to take some measurements. The device where you "hanged" the model was a balance that gave you data which could be converted into drag. Is this the same for this massive wind tunnels or they rely on other systems?
     
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