Messerschmitt Bf109G flies again

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Messerschmitt Bf109G flies again

Postby koimaster » March 3rd 2017, 4:35pm

War History Online proudly presents this Guest Piece from Rick Volker.

It was a most unexpected phone call that shook me out of my well organized aviation life. Mike Spalding, chief pilot at the Fighter Factory and friend, had warned me a year ago that the museums newly restored Bf109G would be done soon, and since I had recent Bf109E experience, I would be called to help check him out when it arrived. But todays’ call contained far more intrigue. The Fighter Factory was holding its annual air show in one week, the Bf109 had arrived late, and no one was trained yet to fly it in the show. Would I like to fly it?

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Re: Messerschmitt Bf109G flies again

Postby NorthCountry » March 3rd 2017, 6:16pm

They didn't lose the war by having inferior equipment. This plane really was a widow maker for her pilots and foes alike. The Fw 190 was the better aircraft and had it been produced in the number of 109s the air war could have been a different story.
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