Polish Bf 109

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  1. tino

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    Although No 318 Sqn was officially a fighter- reconnaissance unit, it was
    employed exclusively on tactical recce duties in Italy, and thus failed to score a single aerial kill. Despite its lack of success in the air as a fighter squadron, it was the only PAF unit to boast a Bf 109 in its inventory !
    In 1945 a perfectly serviceable ex - Croat Gustav was acquired from US troops for......a bottle of whisky - the Bf 109G subsequently gave Polish pilots much more fun than it had cost ! It is seen here, complete with squadron codes, RAF roundel and fin fiash and a PAF marking on the nose, at Treviso in Italy.
     

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    A bottle of whisky, eh? A pretty good deal! :)
     
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    Nice pics, just lucky it never got taken on any sorties- both sides firing at it
     
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    nice pic................
     
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    Nice Pic! If i were around in those days - i'd have bid 2 bottles!!
     
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    I think it was being used mainly by the Squadron Leader. Once he landed "his" 109 on the RAF airfield. The British officers were slightly confused, just a little bit... :rolleyes:
     
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    I don't doubt!
     
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    Nice post. Newbie here. Looking at modeling this bird in 1/32. This appears to be a G-10, but need a shot (If it exists) of the top of the wing to tell it this has the larger wheel well fairings or the smaller ones.

    Anyone seen such?

    Thanks!

    Bug
     
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    Sorry , but your ID is wrong. It was G-14/AS from MTT Regensburg with smaller wheel bubles. Camouflage: Ocean Grey / Dark Green (undersides probably also in Ocean Grey).
    [​IMG]
     
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    According to Jan Preihs' memories and description in Franciszek Grabowski's article from " Model Hobby" magazine nr. 2(16)/2003 the payment for the Bf109 G14/AS wasn't a bottle of whisky but two bottles of Bourbon.The a/c was bought in Jesi ( in August 1945 ) and moved to the 318 squadron airfield in Risano.
     
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    Nice photos!

    how many Polish Bf 109 were produced!?
     
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    Any feedback or pilot reports on how it flew? :)
     
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    Boleslaw Stramik ( the man in the cockpit in Net_sailor' pic ) could tell us if the a/c was flown by polish 318 squadron pilots and how many times.Unfortunately, he died in England over ten years ago_Other sources say that the plane was used for some flights in 318 Sqn or it is said that three flights were carried out.No documents are existed to prove it.
     
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    Awesome. Love that plane, always great to find out new things about it.
     
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