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07-27-2004, 02:34 PM
WARBIRDS over WANAKA (http://www.richard-seaman.com/Aircraft/AirShows/WanakaWarbirds/index.html)

Click on all the little hyperlinks, lotsa good pics under em, I love the 109 man oh man Im jealous


07-27-2004, 02:34 PM
WARBIRDS over WANAKA (http://www.richard-seaman.com/Aircraft/AirShows/WanakaWarbirds/index.html)

Click on all the little hyperlinks, lotsa good pics under em, I love the 109 man oh man Im jealous


07-27-2004, 02:44 PM
NICE! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif


07-27-2004, 02:46 PM
My new desktop, soz, I just couldnt resist.



07-27-2004, 04:47 PM
Dude Where did you get that pic of the 109 coming. I gotta have it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Erkl√¬§ren Sie ihnen, die ich komme und H√¬∂lle kommt mit mir!!!

07-27-2004, 04:55 PM

She is a fully airworthy restoration (completed 1995) and is DB engined http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/heart.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif




07-27-2004, 04:58 PM
great website. Thanks for sharing!

Sl√°inte!, :FI:Kitty
http://home.quicknet.nl/qn/prive/amatullah/fis01.jpg (http://www.fighting-irish.org/)

07-27-2004, 05:10 PM
Excellent site. Thanks a lot for posting.

Some really great pictures here...

Red Russian

07-28-2004, 12:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by der_Skorpion:
Dude Where did you get that pic of the 109 coming. I gotta have it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Erkl√¬§ren Sie ihnen, die ich komme und H√¬∂lle kommt mit mir!!!

Click the link in my first post then look right at the bottom at the last paragraph just above the boxes, theres a link there that says Messerschmidtt BF109 fighter (http://www.richard-seaman.com/Aircraft/AirShows/WanakaWarbirds/Bf109/index.html)
there you will find THIS IMAGE. (http://www.richard-seaman.com/Wallpaper/Aircraft/Fighters/Bf109gTakingOff.jpg)


07-28-2004, 12:51 AM
Great Site, THANKS!

Any landing you can walk away from is a good one!

07-28-2004, 04:19 AM
my desktop



PC Specs:- Pentium 4 3 Gig
512MB Ram
GeForce FX5200 61.76 drivers
Windows XP (Home Edition)
Direct X 9b
Realtek AC97 Audio sound card

07-28-2004, 05:41 AM
This is a wonderfull venue.It's like a giant
amphitheatre so that you can look down on the
field and the aircraft fly by at your level,a wonderfull spot.The Polikarpovs were magic.
When I can I'll post some photos,very busy right now and I'll have to pull them off a video.
If you get the chance don't miss it,I travel
from the land of OZ to see it,well worth it. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Join us or oppose us, either way "MAKE MY DAY"

07-28-2004, 05:48 AM
great stuff - that 109's a beaut!


Crashing online as :FI:SpinyNorman

07-28-2004, 08:04 AM
If it is the same one it was operated from Duxford for a while,nice seeing with Black 6 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
I found this article pasted below on this website http://www.bf109.com/dittes.html

Hans Dittes, well known for operation of the ex-Spanish Air Force Buchon have completed a remarkable achievement.

The Spanish built HA-1112M-1L c/n 235 was purchased by Hans Dittes in the early 1980's after a period of storage with the Ejericito de Aire at Tablada Air Force base. It was operated and flown by the Spanish as evidenced by the wing fences which were unique to the Spanish Buchon and it is believed to have been operated with the serial C4K-40. It is possible that following service it was dispatched to a Technical school as it did not appear in the Battle of Britain film.

Following import to Germany the aircraft was registered D_FEHD (EHD standing for Eichorn, the pilot and Hans Dittes). Walter Eichorn is a good friend of Hans Dittes and has significant hours on the airplane, including some flying for the film Memphis Belle.

The Spanish are reputed to have recieved a few early model Bf 109's, left over from the Spanish CIvil War and during the course of the 1940's they are believed to have received further examples (thought to be in the region of 25). Some may have been complete but most were delivered as components for assembly by the Spanish. A number of complete Bf 109's could have been supplied to the Spanish giving the rise to the designation HA-1109-M1L. However, most of the aircraft were Spanish built and manufactured by Hispano Aviacion. This was a result of an agreement between Hispano and the Germans to manufacture, under licence, an unspecified number of airframes from 1942. Under this agreement the Germans supplied components and sub assemblies and these were assembled in Seville. Due to the rapid change of events during World War II deliveries from Germany became haphazard and it is understood the Spanish did not receive DB 605 engines. As an alternative the Spanish installed Hispano Suiza 12Z V12 engines. The Buchon flew in March 1945 with this engine but results were disappointing and following two years of redesign and component modification it was accepted into service in 1952 only to see production of the Hispano Suiza powerplant cease the following year.

Various HA-1109-M1L were then used as test beds for Merlin engine trials and the Spanish production Buchons then flew with the Merlin 45 installed. The Buchons, designated HA-1112-M1L, served until 1967 before finally being withdrawn from service.

Over the years a number of knowledgable people have looked over the surviving Buchons to see whether they were in fact Spanish built or German supplied. No German manufacturing stamps have ever been discovered as far as we know. During 1982 a relatively complete Bf 109G-10 fuselage was located in Czechoslovakia with the reported W.Nr. 151591. Items recovered by Hans Dittes included the DB 605 D-1 engine, propellor, cowlings, main fuselage section, undercarriage, and tail section. It is thought the aircraft was a German manufactured Bf 109 although there was evidence the aircraft carried Czech markings. Interestingly, Bf 109G-14/AS were manufactured in Czechoslovakia during World War II. After the end of hostilities about 20 were completed by Avia with the DB 605AS for their own use. A further number of G-14's, fitted with Junkers Jumo 211F engines (as fitted to the Ju-87D) became known as the Avia S199, christened Mule by the pilots that flew it. It was quickly phased out of service but a number found their way to Israel in the late 1940s. The G-10 and G-14/AS airframes were basically identical.

During 1982 Hans Dittes heard rumours that a swimwear manufacturer in Turin, Italy was selling off a number of aero engines for scrap. Apparently these had been collected by his father during World War II and by the end of hostilities had managed to secure 12 different powerplants. Nervous of what the occupying forces might do to the collection after VE day he bricked the collection behind a wall in the factory. Thirty-five years passed before the present owner (his son) decided the wall should be removed to make extra space, and the engines were discovered. By sheer chance when Hans Dittes visited the factory the only engine remaining was the DB 605 D-1, still located on its transport cradle.

In the early 1990's the Buchon and the G-10 fuselage went to Raymond Wagner's facility. Raymond is well known for his Bf 109G-14, rebuilt from substantial parts excavated in his locality, and for his planned assembling of a Bf 109K-4 to flying condition (if enough parts can be found). An article on his activities appeared in Warbirds Worldwide 28.

The assembly of a G-10 configured airframe began using all the parts now at Dittes disposal. Items from the G-10 used included the propellor, cowlings and undercarriage. The G-10 aircraft was a German attempt to upgrade existing older aircraft to K standard. It was intended to re-engine the aircraft with the new DB 605 D but due to shortages many airframes received the interim DB 605 AS, thus becoming Bf 109G-10/AS. It was intended that these reworked aircraft should bear the larger wheels and, therefore refined bulge wing of the K series. Due to the non-availability of components many G-10s used the earlier small bulge wing and smaller tires but they were not to the intended standard.

The wooden tail unit was not restorable so one was manufactured from metal. The wings from the Buchon were used after being reworked to late G model standard. A large number of internal components from the Buchon were also incorporated in the new airframe. The engine from Italy was utilized as it was in better condition than that from the G-10 airframe which has been retained as a spare.

A neighbor of Hans Dittes was the later Major Friedrich-Karl Muller who was a top night fighter ace with some 30 kills - he was the Geschwader Kommodore of 1/NJG11. In the early 1980's he presented Hans Dittes with the original rudder from his Bf 109K-4 showing his kills, and asked Dittes to incorporate it in the project. In return Dittes promised Muller that he would finish the project in the colors of his Bf 109K-4, as Black 2. Unfortunately the rudder was not airworthy and Dittes did not want to destroy such an important piece of history. Instead a new rudder was made and the markings replicated. Unfortunately, Muller never saw the airplane as he passed away three years ago, but Dittes did finish the aircraft as Black 2.

Early in 1995 the reassembled aircraft, now configured to G-10 standard was wheeled out. Wartime photographs show Muller's Bf 109 was painted in RLM Brown Violet 81 and RLM Dark Green 82 with undersides as RLM Blue 76. Hans Dittes and all involved have spent considerable time and money and should be congratulated on this superb achievment.

07-28-2004, 09:22 AM

This is an old picture


07-28-2004, 10:08 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by VF-17_JOLLY:

This is an old picture

http://www.skyknights.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/jolly.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
AAAHHH,Reminds me of many happy hours vidoeing and photographing these 2 lovely planes.I did see them sitting on the wing tips escorting the BBMF Lancaster at the old "Fighter Meet" displays at North Weald. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

07-28-2004, 10:26 AM

ah North Weald....I may have to go in the loft and dig out my old pictures


07-28-2004, 11:04 AM
Aaargh.. how can you stand all those filthy icons on your desktops!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

- Yellonet

07-28-2004, 01:33 PM
Awesome! Thanks for the link.

07-28-2004, 10:20 PM
Waaahhh I want a warbird, too!

07-29-2004, 12:35 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by 73GIAP_GSXR1000:
my desktop




just kidding :P

but i want Skyline

0-100 in 3.8 sec. (280 HP GT-r33)
0-300 in under 11 sec. (Nismo GT-r34 400 HP)