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AztekWrath
08-31-2004, 01:01 AM
You know... I've seen some real pictures of real 109's and I have never seen that little black box on top of the tail wheel on a real 109, especially the G series. It's more like the tail wheel of a LaGG in real life. Has anybody ever noticed this? Or did the real thing really had this little black box?

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AztekWrath
08-31-2004, 01:01 AM
You know... I've seen some real pictures of real 109's and I have never seen that little black box on top of the tail wheel on a real 109, especially the G series. It's more like the tail wheel of a LaGG in real life. Has anybody ever noticed this? Or did the real thing really had this little black box?

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Jasko76
08-31-2004, 01:14 AM
Well, I suppose they used different kinds of tailwheels on 109s. And don't really take modern pictures as reference as restaurers may put whatever part they have available just to complete the plane they're restauring. Look at historic pictures instead.

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AztekWrath
08-31-2004, 01:39 AM
Yes, i was refering to historical pics.

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Jasko76
08-31-2004, 01:47 AM
Which specific models of 109G were you looking at?

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3.JG51_Stecher
08-31-2004, 05:28 AM
It is supposed to be the leg cover. Unfortunately the 109s, being one of the first 3D models to be done, suffers from a lack of accuracy and detail in some areas compared to the newer models, and even some of the older ones. The oil cooler and wing radiator intakes, as well as the angle of the front canopy framing are among these. Your "black box" is about two or three times too big and the tail wheel leg comes out of it, rather then being inside of it, so the wheel is set clearly lower than it should. As with the other things, it means absolutely nothing to gameplay, so it's no big deal.

You'll see it on many Gustavs that have the slightly larger and fixed tail wheel with the shorter leg. Although some did not have the cover also. Both can be seen with and without the wheel well open or covered. Maybe it is related to which factory or production batch it came from, who knows.

This picture shows the first and second aircraft with the cover and the third with a bare leg.

http://www.messerschmitt-bf109.de/pics-bf109g/bf109g_034-swfoto.jpg

And here's a nice picture of what it looked like.

http://s96920072.onlinehome.us/AWA1/001-100/walk037_Me-109_G-10/part2/images_Randy_Smith/03-Bf109G_610937_Evergreen_RDS0003.JPG

Although most historic photos suggest that the color was darker than this.

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dshazel
08-31-2004, 01:23 PM
I've read that the cover was typically taken off by the ground crews due to the fact that it mudded up terrible. I don't have the reference handy.


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