Pictures of BF109G Erla-Haube?

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  1. von hahn

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    Hi all.

    Does anybody have any close-up photos of the ERLA-HAUBE canopies fitted to BF109 G-10s? In particular, I'm interested in whether they had the canopy handles, knobs and internal diagonal wires- (what were those for, anyway?)- that the reguar canopies had?

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    Hope this will help a little...
     
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    Thanks imalko for those excellent diagrams!
     
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    Great work Igor.
    VH, if you aren't in a rush, I can post some pics of wartime vintage, of close-ups of the Erla canopy. I'm trying to catch up on correspondance etc after being away for a week!
    The radio mast could be integral to the canopy, or on the fuselage, and yes, the canopy locking/release handle was as per the 'standard' canopy. The diagonal lines were red, used for aircraft on bombing operations normally, to give a visual angle against the horizon.
     
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    Thanks! Here's another picture I managed to find...
     

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    Excellent pictures Igor, loved their details :)
     
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