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Ankanor
02-20-2004, 02:49 AM
Correct me if I am wrong but couldnt that thing make life easier for Luftwaffe pilots? I mean it had better maneuverability because of the greater wing surface, more stable on takeoff-doubled distance between the wheels, also it had greater range due to the wing tanks and better climb speed and ceiling. Yes, maybe the rollrate would suffer a bit but nevertheless... I dont undestand it. Why wasn't it developed, but just wasted away?

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Ankanor
02-20-2004, 02:49 AM
Correct me if I am wrong but couldnt that thing make life easier for Luftwaffe pilots? I mean it had better maneuverability because of the greater wing surface, more stable on takeoff-doubled distance between the wheels, also it had greater range due to the wing tanks and better climb speed and ceiling. Yes, maybe the rollrate would suffer a bit but nevertheless... I dont undestand it. Why wasn't it developed, but just wasted away?

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MandMs
02-20-2004, 03:00 AM
It like to 'flap its wings'. Not sure of this but one of the Me high altitude designs had wing problems

The intended engine, the DB628 was not proceeded with(by order of RLM).



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Abbuzze
02-20-2004, 03:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MandMs:
It like to 'flap its wings'. Not sure of this but one of the Me high altitude designs had wing problems

The intended engine, the DB628 was not proceeded with(by order of RLM).

I eat the red ones last.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, the major problem was that the wings start to swing in tight turns, but the plane had a good performance, the few things i read aboutt it says: it could outclimb and outrun everything in the sky (at this time), but with the Ta 152 in mind they stopped the development and the few 109 H were only used for high alt recon....

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JG77_Tintin
02-20-2004, 04:14 AM
It was an attempt at a high altitude fighter and was actually built, unlike the Bf109Z, which was destroyed in an air raid, before it was completed. At the begining of 1943, the Germans used a Bf109F, installed an extra section of wing at the root, enlarged the horizontal tail plane, engine and armament remained the same, although the boost system from the F-4/Z was also used. Heavier than the Bf109F, but slightly faster, it could get to 47,000ft. Designation was Bf109H-0, flew at Guyancourt Aerodrome but had serious wing flutter problems / accidents. Was further developed on Bf109G, as the Bf109H-1 and a small number were produced. They were used for armed recon over England during 1944. Was latter abandoned for the more promising Ta152H.

MandMs
02-20-2004, 05:59 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Abbuzze:

Yes, the major problem was that the wings start to swing in tight turns, but the plane had a good performance, the few things i read aboutt it says: it could outclimb and outrun everything in the sky (at this time), but with the Ta 152 in mind they stopped the development and the few 109 H were only used for high alt recon....

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Except for the K-4 which out performed the H, overall. (as outline in a letter dated 2 Feb. '44)



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