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09-30-2004, 11:11 PM
does neone have pics of this baby. perhaps i have the wrong designation? the carrier plane based off the 109g. later picked up by b&v. u know the one, post em if u have em

09-30-2004, 11:11 PM
does neone have pics of this baby. perhaps i have the wrong designation? the carrier plane based off the 109g. later picked up by b&v. u know the one, post em if u have em

10-01-2004, 12:59 AM
The carrier plane based on the 109g2 was designated 109 T-0, T-1, T-2, i guess, maybe this link will help you.

10-01-2004, 02:02 AM
The Me155/Bv155 was a high altitude fighter. The Smithsonian has the V3. I'll look for photos.


10-01-2004, 02:09 AM
The 109T was based on the E-7/N http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

10-01-2004, 02:15 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gifHere is a link on the Blohm&Voss 155



10-01-2004, 02:20 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifOne more Link with Photos.

10-01-2004, 03:10 AM
The radiators and paddle-style propellerblades on that Me-155 is awsome!
Does anyone have an explenation for that extremely wide track of the undercarriage? Was Messerschmidt tierd of people complaining about the narrow track of the -109?

I see the 3-plane drawing of the Me-155B has a DB628-engine with an circular radiator and 3-bladed propeller. Does anyone know anything of the engine on the model in the picture?


10-01-2004, 06:38 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gifAbout the Engine.
By the end of 1942, the increasing number of USAAF bombing raids and intelligence coming in about the new American B-29 bomber led the Luftwaffe to envisage a pressing need for an effective high-altitude interceptor. The Messerschmitt outfit adapted its design to this requirement under the designation Me 155B. The engine was to be the DB 628, which was basically a DB 605A with a two-stage mechanical supercharger with an induction cooler. A pressure cabin was to be provided. It was estimated that a service ceiling of 46,250 feet could be attained.

And the Landing Gear.
The Bv 155 high-altitude interceptor was an example of how NOT to design a combat aircraft. It went through an agonizing number of design changes, starting off as a single-seat carrier-based fighter evolving into a precision bomber, then went through several incarnations as a high-altitude interceptor. It even went through a change of manufacturers. Here is a summary of its history.
The saga of the BV 155 high altitude interceptor actually began at Messerschmitt in the spring of 1942. At that time, it was known under the designation of Me 155, and was a company proposal for a carrier-based single seat fighter. The Me 155 was intended to be based aboard the Graf Zeppelin aircraft carrier, then under construction. In the interest of economy and simplicity, the Me 155 was to use as many Bf 109 components as possible, being basically a navalized version of the earlier Messerschmitt fighter. The Me 155 was to be powered by a DB 605A-1 liquid-cooled engine of 1475 hp. The fuselage was more-or-less that of the standard Bf 109G, but with an entirely new wing. The undercarrage retracted inwards into wing wells, providing the wider track required for safe carrier landings. Standard naval equipment such as folding wings, catapult spools, and arrester gear were to be fitted. Proposed armament was an engine mounted 20-mm MG 151 cannon and two 20-mm MG 151 cannon and two 13-mm MG 131 machine guns in wings. Estimated maximum speed of 403 mph.

Detail design of the Me 155 was complete by Sept 1942. However, the numerous delays in the Graf Zeppelin seemed to indicate that the launching of the carrier would be at least two years away. Messerschmitt was told to shelve the Me 155 project for the indefinite future. In the event, work on the Graf Zeppelin carrier was abandoned in favor of more submarines.

In order that all of that work on the Me 155 project not go entirely to waste, Messerschmitt adapted its design in November 1942 to fulfill a Luftwaffe requirement for a fast single seat bomber. A single 2205 lb SC 1000 bomb was to be carried. All of the carrier equipment and most of the armament was removed from the aircraft. Additional fuel cells were provided and an elongated, non- retractable tailwheel was added to provide ground clearance for the large bomb. The proposal was designated Me 155A.