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    Was going through my collected reference library and in one of my Koku-Fan books, there's an image ofa 109G 'taxying in Germany'.
    The caption also indicates that they had no idea what the small scoop/extra bulge was. (see inset)

    Anyone have any ideas as to what it might be? (with reference to back it up)


    (BTW, I have no clue!)
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  2. #2
    i think its some kind of field modification..maybe it was damaged and then repaired rough
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    JSG72's Avatar Senior Member
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    This is a Bf-109G5.With pressurised cockpit
    The bulge is the cover for the compressor fairing and the small airscoop is the air inlet for the compressor.
    Some G6s and G14s also had the bulge but not the airscoop. as their cockpits were not pressurised.

    I beleive around 500 G5s were built in the Werk no's batches:

    15200-16000
    26000-26400
    27000-27200

    Remember all numbers were not concurrent.
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    No, wrong! It's the exhaust of the pilot's pee-tube!
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    Originally posted by Pigeon_:
    No, wrong! It's the exhaust of the pilot's pee-tube!
    Facing forwards? Not very sound design if you ask me...
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    Well it washes the windscreen at the same time, makes perfect sense!
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    No, at high altitudes little balls of frozen urine would be formed in the bulge. They are fired through the propellor at supersonic speeds.
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    Originally posted by Pigeon_:
    No, at high altitudes little balls of frozen urine would be formed in the bulge. They are fired through the propellor at supersonic speeds.
    Darn! I wish had your wisdom/intelligence/Ability to spout P**h.

    Still. Whatever! I can also skate.
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    Thanks to ALL the replies! lol!!

    And Thank You 'JSG72' for filling in and correcting the gap!
    I'll make a little post it add-on in the book
    (hoping your answer is correct!)
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    A nice image I used for a while as my il-2 splash screen.

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