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Bf 109 G-6 - Gerhard Barkhorn, Commanding Officer of II./JG 52, Ukraine, September 1943 

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Bf 109 G-6 - Gerhard Barkhorn, Commanding Officer of II./JG 52, Ukraine, September 1943
World War II

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The first Bf-109G “Gustav” entered service in March 1942. New features were a pressurized cockpit with three larger guns mounted on the nose and none on the wings but could be field mounted. The Bf-109G could overheat causing oil leaks; starting a fire forcing the pilot to bail out. The Gustav was produced in many variants including long-range fighters, recon fighters and bomber destroyers. The Bf-109G-6 lacked a pressurized cockpit but was the most numerous Bf-109 produced and the first to carry 13mm machine guns; equivalent to the American 50 caliber Browning.

In 1940 the Swiss Air Force purchased 12 Me-109 G-6s from Germany and added 2 more captured aircraft. Messerschmitt Bf 109 G6 SAF J-704 Werk Nr 163245 Fliegerkompanie 7, joined the Swiss Air Force on May 26, 1944. The aircraft originally was Stkz RQ-BI. After two engine failure emergency landings, a lost canopy during flight and a crash into other aircraft on the ground. J-704 only had 57 hours flight time so it was repaired, repainted and fitted with a tall tail and withdrawn from service on February 2, 1947.

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This Bf 109 fought in the Battle of Britain, crash landed in 1940, and ended up on display. The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was matched only by the Supermarine Spitfire. It was the Luftwaffe’s only single seat fighter for the first few years of the Second World War and the RAF’s nemesis during the Battle of Britain. Duxford’s Bf 109 is an E-3/E-4 variant. It was attacked by Spitfires in late 1940 and crash-landed in a field in relatively good condition. Because of this smooth crash landing, the aircraft ended up touring North America before going on display at IWM – the tourists’ graffiti from these tours can still be seen on its wings. In this video, Curator Adrian Kerrison shows us how much we can learn from looking closely this Battle of Britain icon. Take a look into the cockpit, watch it take off, and hear from those who flew the Bf 109 during World War Two. Plan your visit to IWM Duxford: https://bit.ly/visit-duxford See the full list of archive films used in this video, available for licensing and downloading: https://film.iwmcollections.org.uk/c/1271 Subscribe to IWM's YouTube channel for new Duxford in Depth videos every month. 00:00 Intro 01:01 Introduction to the E series 02:06 RAF pilot oral history 02:38 Comparison to Spitfire 03:44 German pilot oral history 04:34 This Bf 109's early history 05:44 Markings of the aircraft 06:49 This Bf 109 is upgraded and gets a new pilot 07:25 It crash lands 08:36 Look inside the cockpit 10:50 Later life of the Bf 109 CREDITS Ebbighausen photo: Image courtesy of James Crow via Donald L Caldwell Perez photo: Image courtesy of Josef Buerschgens via Donald L Caldwell Royal Canadian Air Force Personnel and captured of aircraft BF-109. Credit: Library and Archives Canada/PA-148364 BF 109 in flight photograph © blueviking63, Flickr Call to Adventure by Kevin MacLeod are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100198 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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