Saturday, July 16, 2005


Steve's Video Of The Day: Messerschmitt Bf 109!

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was a very capable airplane during it's time, although the Supermarine Spitfire "kicked it's ass" during the Battle of Britain. Still, German "Ace" Erich Hartmann, whom the Russians named "The Black Devil", scored 352 victories, mostly in a Bf 109, so in proper hands it was a lethal weapon.

VIDEO - Messerschmitt Bf 109


Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6


Wing span: 32 ft 6.5 in (9.92 m)

Length: 28 ft 8 in (9.04 m)

Height: 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m)


Empty: 5,900 lb. (2,700 kg)

Operational: 7,500 lb (3,400 kg)


Maximum Speed: 387 mph (630 km/h)

Service ceiling: 38,500 ft. (11,600 m)

Range: 425 miles (700 km)


Daimler-Benz DB 605A-1 1,475 hp 12 cylinder inverted vee,
liquid cooled engine.


Two 13 mm machine guns, one hub-firing 20 mm cannon and,
two 20mm cannon in underwing pods.

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