by Martin Waligorski
Could IPMS Stockholms’ web site do without a Bf-109 walkaround? Of course not, so here it is… I took the pictures at the National Air & Space Museum, Washington D.C. during my visit in Autumn 1996. The Bf-109 featured is an early series G-6 with framed canopy hood. Enjoy.
Bf-109G-6 in Detail
Cowling detail. Note the straight line of the cowling hinge and realtively deep panel lines
Another view of the cowling, featuring all air intakes on the port side. Note extensive stenciling.
Cockpit hood with all its detail. Note plenty of cockpit interior detail with color-coded handles and prominent armored-glass cover behind the pilots’ head. Other interesting things are: the antenna mast and wire fitting, and the oval blister on the port wing housing the enlarged undercarrriage tyres of the Gustav.
Side view of the cockpit hood with sliding side windows. Note antenna fitting, D/F loop and delicate flush-rivetted panel lines of the rear fuselage.
Tail assembly and the tail wheel. Note stencilled frame numbers and the first-aid kit cover.
The Daimler-Benz DB605 engine.
This article was originally published in IPMS Stockholm Magazine in April 1997.