Me109 C.F.T.

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  1. rousseau

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    Who knows there is a model of Bf-109 with CFT? The Conform Fuel Tank looks like a rugby cap fitted on wing. If you have some informations or pix about this, please share with us. thanks in advance.
     
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    what like a slipper tank?
     
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    Hi!
    Is that bugles are you talking about?
    Bf 109K-4_wheel bugles.jpg
    This is only late type of wheel fairings for larger main wheels used on some G-14, G-10 and all K variants. Simply the wings profile was too thin to hold a new 690x160 wheel type.
     
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    it sounds like he's seen one before or atleast that it does exist so it must be something different, maybe Adler knows?
     
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    I've thought he thought about the fuel tanks like the Fw190 was equipped with on its wings or something like that.
     
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    Why I couldn't see the image I posted???
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    i can't see it either, you're linking from a website yes? must be to do with the host site........
     
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    :idea: Oh, I see... you mean "Doppelreiter" fuel tanks tested on Bf 109E-4.
    Unfortunetly i don't know pictures of this particular exemplar, but simmilar 300 litre tanks were fitted on Fw 190A-8:
    fw190_doppel.jpg
    Source: "Fw190 Ta152, Aircraft Legend"
     
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    very odd, but damn they look good! the tests weren't successful then?
     
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    Ok, I check my archievies and discovered some mistakes. This is Fw 190A-7 (see location of the Pitot tube - its in middle wing root) Wk.Nr 380394. Each tank colud take 270 l of fuel. The armament was reduced to only two wing cannons. After a series succesful trials RLM refused introduction of this modification, to keep production going smoothly.
     
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    I was exactly thinking about these additional fuel tanks.
     
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    Wow! Good job! you did it net_sailor!
    That's what I really needed.
    So if don't mind, would you please post more information about it here? Or others who know it now has more details send to me?? especailly Bf-109/E-4?
     
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    I unfortunatly dont have any info on it.
     
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    These tanks caused low pressure drag and the smallest possible speed loss with a relatively high tank capacity. Development work on this tank was conducted by the research establishment FGZ (Forschungsanstalt Graf Zeppelin) under engineer Isemann's management. Trials on Bf 109E-4 at the end 1940 were preformed.
    doppelreiter.jpg
    On Fw 190 there were two variants of this flat tanks, but another was underwing type mounted on the leading edge of the wings. Sorry, that's all I know.
    doppelreiter_2.jpg
    doppelreiter_3.jpg
    All pictures are from AJ-Press "Aircraft Monography" series: "Me 109 Part I" and "Fw 190 A/F/G/S Part I"
     
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    Ok, thanks, thank you very much. If you find more, please don't forget tell me here.
     
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    the trailing edge tanks make more sence to me than the leading edge ones............
     
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