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Sillius_Sodus
04-23-2011, 11:45 AM
Hi,

Can anyone tell me which variants of the 109G-6 were in service with the Finnish Air Force during WW2? So far, all I can find are generic references to the 109G-2, G-6 and G-14.

Thanks!

Phas3e
04-23-2011, 01:04 PM
Yup thats what they used.

Some of the later G-6's were an interesting mix of parts (erla hoods and different tail set ups) but were still G-6's

Treetop64
04-23-2011, 03:32 PM
Maybe the Finns themselves didn't know exactly which versions of the G6s they got! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

It can be difficult keeping up with myriad of specifications for the G6s, even for students of Bf-109 spec histories. The G6s have their own sub-series of models - though not in a terribly consistent manner - and many were factory-to-squadron specific, almost like the early series LaGG-3 though perhaps not quite that drastically inconsistent. Hardly any two production batches were alike.

BWaltteri
04-24-2011, 09:29 AM
Someplace I've read that Finns ripped off their Bf-109's of everything that was not absolutely necessary for their use. But in many cases these alterations were quite unique for every plane, and pilot.

merlin11938
04-24-2011, 10:34 AM
Regarding differences in 109G6 etc.I have a Finnish IPMS publication somewhere,which has a photograph of a 109 fitted with one G2 wing and one G6 wing.Obviously not a factory mod!

Sillius_Sodus
04-24-2011, 10:47 AM
Thank you for the replies,

I was wondering if the Finns ever operated the G6 Late or A/S variants.

Erkki_M
04-24-2011, 04:07 PM
Originally posted by Sillius_Sodus:
Thank you for the replies,

I was wondering if the Finns ever operated the G6 Late or A/S variants.

AFAIK, after G-2s, most were G-6s with the old canopy, and some with the later "bubble" canopy. There were also a few G-8s(G-6 with camera) modified to the G-6 standard. Some of them came with MG151/20 wing cannons, but those were usually removed right away, and only a few combat sorties were flown with the gun gondola armed 109s, them only taking part to a handful of il2 interceptions.

Actually.... 162 Bf 109s bought. 3 lost in transfer, 159 made into operational service, used by first LeLv34, later also LeLv24 and 28.

48 x G-2
109 x G-6
2 x G-8

Sillius_Sodus
04-25-2011, 12:01 PM
Thanks Erkki_M! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif