Me 109G-6/U4 Instrumentpanel relic

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  1. Kingscoy

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    Hi everyone,

    Just finished my project of a instrument panel of Me 109G-6/U4 and thought you all might enjoy. We excavated this 109 (most likely an a/c from JG 76) last year and found many panel parts and instrument relics. The relics are mounted on a clear Plexiglas panel to show how they would have been mounted. I'm very pleased with the result and it will look very good in our exhibition.

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    Interesting. Must have been difficult to determine what the pieces were before determining they were parts of the panel.
     
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    Actually not that difficult. The wood of the panel is easy to spot and to identify between the other wreckage. And with a 1:1 template it is just an easy puzzle.
     
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    Very cool. I like it.

    Do you have pictures of the rest of the wreckage? Crash site?
     
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    Great stuff Sander. So, was the actual main instrument panel on the 'G' made of wood? If so, it makes sense, saving on metals if wood could do the same job.
     
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    #6 Kingscoy, Nov 16, 2013
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    Yes...that is, as of the G-4 the wooden panel came into use.
    Unlucky for us was the fact that scrap dealers removed 90% of the wreck in the 1950's. This a/c crashed in the Arnhem area during Operation Market Garden. The pilot was killed(his identity is still not confirmed by our research) but German forces recovered his remains a day after the crash and buried him. Very rare indeed was the fact that we found his Glashütte watch with its frozen time of 14:29 hours. We know that this a/c was a Messerschmitt Me 109G-6/U4 with a MK 108 3cm canon. So we are hopeful in identifying the pilot with these facts.
    Other parts we found were a MG 131 13mm and other small parts. The gun is being cleaned and made ready for the exhibition. I will post a pic of it in two weeks time.

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    Fantastic!
    Hopefully, if I'm able to 'stop off' at Arnhem next year, as we discussed, I'll have a chance to see some of the collection.
     
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    Absolutely! It's all within a 15 miles radius from Arnhem. And the beer is cold too at our museum/ storage.
     
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    Just to show how it all fitted together; from the Bf 109G-6/U4 Owner's Manual;

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    A fantastic project, and all the best with your continued research.
     
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    Many thanks Aozora! And in color....a pic of my other panel project.

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    Fantastic stuff! Love the relic panel and the other. Did you find the grip?
    I have an Emil slow burner 1/4 cockpit to do - one day in the queue
     
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    No...I wish we did. However we did find the cocking button for the 3cm MK 108 canon which was mounted on the KG13. Also a pic attached to show how it look liked. (source: cockpitinstrumente.de) The indentity of this a/c is our highest priority but we are somehwhat disappointed that we didn't find the MK 108.

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    I found when as well in the Helmond area were a Me-109-G14 crashed. But this one is in worst shape

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    Now all you need is a complete clear plexiglass Bf 109!
     
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