Messerschmitt BF109 G/10 Werk number: 610937 ext T2-124.
This plane has been faithfully restored and is in the livery of one of Erich ‘Bubi’ Hartmann’s BF109s. It is one of the few airworthy BF109 G/10s in the world.
A port-side view of a Rheinmetall-Borsig 30-mm Maschinenkanone 108.
A port-side view of the 2 30mm MK 108s as positioned in the nose section of the ME262
The ME 262 of the Wright Patterson Air Force Museum, Dayton Ohio as restored by the 96th Mobile Maintenance Squadron, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas, in 1976-1979.
A captured ME 262 A/1 ( airframe werk number:Wrknr. 111711). This plane would eventually be tested at the Wright Patterson AFB, and eventually crashed in August of 1946. It was one of the only ME262s that flew over the United States.
Riedel Starter Motor for the Jumo 004 Turbojet.
Starboard Jumo 004 Turbojet motor.
Diagram listing all of the instruments used in the general layout of the ME 262.
One thing to consider is a lot of the German planes in the late war would not have all of these, some literally had just enough to take off and give a general idea of control.
Cockpit of the ME 262 A/1
The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwable
Powerpant: Two Jumo 004 B-1 Turbojets delivering 2,000lbs (910 kg) at sea-level.
Armament: Four Rheinmetall-Borsig 30-mm Maschinenkanone 108 mounted in the nose section
Range: 652 miles
Operational ceiling: 11450 meters (37565 Feet)
The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe (“Swallow”) was the world’s first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. Design work started before World War II began, but engine problems prevented the aircraft from attaining operational status with the Luftwaffe until mid-1944. Compared with Allied fighters of its day, including the jet-powered Gloster Meteor, it was much faster and better armed.
In combat, when properly flown, it proved difficult to counter due to its speed. Me 262 pilots claimed a total of 509 Allied kills (although higher claims are sometimes made) against the loss of about 100 Me 262s.The design was pressed into a variety of roles, including light bomber, reconnaissance and even experimental night fighter versions.
The Me 262 is consideredThe Allies countered its potential effectiveness in the air by relentlessly attacking the aircraft on the ground, or while they were taking off or landing. Maintenance problems and a lack of fuel during the deteriorating late-war situation also reduced the effectiveness of the aircraft as a fighting force. In the end, the Me 262 had a negligible impact on the course of the war due to its late introduction and the small numbers that were deployed in operational service.
to have been the most advanced German aviation design in operational use during World War II.
Being an enthusiast of the Luftwaffe in all its guises (Field Division, Hermann Goring Panzer Division, Flak Division, Fallschirmjger, and the air arm) I have noticed a quite lack of pictures of planes and their ‘work-offices’ so to quell this I shall be posting planes of the Luftwaffe and their cock-pits.
maxforcepatrol asked: luv r stuff btw.
Thank you very much, I do it for selfish reasons. But is always nice to have another peer enjoy what I do.