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CastleBravo
02-13-2008, 10:21 AM
Adolf Galland (like many Emil-aces) didn't like Friedrich's weak armament, so he had two specially equipped ones. One had two 20-millimeter cannon in the wings and in the other MG 131's replaced the MG 17's. Anybody got good pictures of those aircraft?

Deedsundone
02-13-2008, 10:43 AM
Werner Mölders on the other hand was very much pleased and saw the single centerline gun as an improvement. It is possible that the criticism of the Bf 109F's armament is based on the early F-2 version with the 15 mm MG 151/15 cannon, which was later replaced by the 20 mm version of the same weapon and was seen highly effective by aces like Günther Rall.

Skunk_438RCAF
02-13-2008, 12:19 PM
Marseille didnt seem to have much trouble downing other aircraft in his 109F's.

Klemm.co
02-13-2008, 12:37 PM
Originally posted by Skunk_438RCAF:
Marseille didnt seem to have much trouble downing other aircraft in his 109F's.
Of course he didn't, cause if you can aim and hit (and he was a master of this art), then even only one gun will be enough. There were kills made with only one .50 cal.
But i find the battery of guns on the 190 much easier to hit and kill with, because of the higher hitting power and increased spread. And they are accurate too.

woofiedog
02-14-2008, 03:31 AM
Messerschmitt BF109F-2/U Flown by Oberleutnant Adolf Galland. Stab/JG26, France - December 1941 (http://www.modelaces.com/148_scale_model/messerschmitt_bf109f_2.php)

Bf 109F-2/U 'Black Chevron and Bars' flown by Oberstleutnant Adolf Galland, Geschwaderkommodore JG 26 'Schlageter', November 1941 (https://www.aviationillustration.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=1086)