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Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10 in Detail


n by Martin Waligorski

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Tail configuration is another area where G-10s often differed between various production batches.

This one has an upsized  tail wheel of the type similar to one used on Fw 190. Nevertheless it is mounted on the short leg making the aircraft "sit" similarly to earlier Gustavs.

The vertical tail has been enlarged as compared to G-6 and earlier variants, but even this component could vary in shape. This one is of metal construction with a sharp "heel" of the rudder and a single trim tab.

Photo: Martin Waligorski


detail_bf109g10_11.jpg (15213 bytes)A look on the opposite side of the rudder reveals it's mass balance and a long trim tab actuator.

The werknr. 611943 conforms to the one originally assigned to this aircraft in the factory.

Photo: Martin Waligorski


detail_bf109g10_12.jpg (14850 bytes)...and yet another view of the tail, this time a close-up of the joint between horizontal and vertical surfaces.

Photo: Martin Waligorski

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