German armorers and mechanic working on a Bf 109 fighter of JG 20, 1939-1940

Caption   German armorers and mechanic working on a Bf 109 fighter of JG 20, 1939-1940 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 146-1997-026-32A
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 10 Jul 2010
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1. Bill says:
27 Aug 2010 04:30:00 PM

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 was armed with four
7.9mm Rheinmetall-Borsig MG 17 machine guns
two mounted in the upper fuselage w/1,000rpg
and two wing mounted w/420rpg.

Aircraft could also be armed with two MG 17's
in the upper fuselage w/1,000rpg and two wing mounted Oerlikon MG FF 20mm cannons with
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 of Luftflotte I 2./JG 20 later 8./JG 51 photograph taken
during the summer of 1939.
1,091 Bf 109's left the assembly line
between Jan. 1, 1939 and Sept. 1,1939 the
German invasion of Poland.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
30 Aug 2010 07:07:17 AM

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 of 2./JG 20 at the
outbreak of war, I./JG 20 was based at Furstenwalde and formed part of Luftflotte I
in northeastern Germany.

The Bf 109 served the Luftwaffe for eight years, production during the years 1936-1945
accounted for about two-thirds of Germanys
entire output of single-engine fighters.
Total number produced in excess of 33,000
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
7 Nov 2016 04:17:27 PM


Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 being armed, assigned to II./JG20 of Luftflotte 1, summer of 1939 unit was based at Furstenwalde, Germany. Did you know that between January 1, 1939 to September 1, 1939 1,091 Bf 109's left the factory...

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