German Bf 109G-6 fighter of JG 27 in flight, 1943-1944

Caption     German Bf 109G-6 fighter of JG 27 in flight, 1943-1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-662-6659-37
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 3 Jul 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
15 Jun 2011 11:18:55 AM


Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 of I./JG27 aircraft
flown by Gruppenkommandeur Ludwig Franzisket
he finished the war with 43 victories.

2x13mm MG 131 machine guns w/300rpg,1x20mm MG 151 cannon w/150rounds or 1x30mm MK 108 cannon w/65rounds firing through propeller hub and 2x20mm MG 151 mounted in underwing pods w/135rpg.
The bulge on each side of the fuselage, are the coverings for the 13mm machine gun mechanisms. Some Bf 109s, carried 30mm MK 108
cannons in underwing pods.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
26 Mar 2015 02:19:20 PM


Did you know during the Great Patriotic War the Soviets captured vast amounts of German military equipment, especially aircraft for testing and evaluation. Messerschmitt Bf 109s of different versions, were captured through various ways and were tested and evaluated.
The Soviets salvaged different components along with enough spare parts to keep the other 109s operational. After WWII most of the captured aircraft were scrapped, while other types of a/c
were kept until the 1950s.


During WWII the USA requested an example of a
Messerschmitt Bf 109 for tests and evaluation, from the Soviets, the one that the USA had, crashed before tests could be carried out among the other captured equipment sent to the USA, was one Bf 109...da! Did you know that in 1942 the Soviets also shipped one T-34 tank to the USA for evaluation....
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
8 Apr 2015 04:51:00 PM


Jagdgeschwader JG/27 was formed on October 1, 1939
Handorf, Germany. JG/27 was active and fought in the Battle of Britain, Balkins, N.Africa, USSR and
France. The unit scored over 3,100 kills, lost 1,400 aircraft, personnel lost 827 pilots killed, missing or POW. JG/27 Surrendered to US Forces on 8 May 1945 Salzburg, Austria

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