BF109 G2/R6

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Description: The BF109 G2 was a German fighter of the 222, and it was the second variant of the G series. It’s a story in the Regia Aereonautica (Italian Royal Air Force). It started back in 1943, when, for the long amount of time requested to put in service the Serie 5 Fighter, Italy ordered to Germany 115 BF109 in different versions as a stop gap. Five of them were G2. The aircraft were sent to Sicily, where they were mainly used for training. The story about those aircraft and what resulted in their fate is pretty much unknown; there is documentation only about one of them, G2/R6 (the one in the first picture), the W. Nr. 10825. The aircraft entered service on May 23, 1943, and was used only for training. The aircraft was captured by the Allies in good conscience two months later, after the landing in Sicily and the invasion of Italy. The other aircraft have no documentation, and their fate is unknown. Also, the fate of the previous cited and documented unit is still unknown; it’s not specific what the allies did with that aircraft. Talking about the aircraft itself, the main differences between the F and the G variants were the installation of the DB605A engine and a different propeller (there were other small changes to the cockpit glass and to the air intakes).The G2/R6 variant had the ability to carry 2 extra 20 mm pods under the wings.

Why it should be in the game: Those aircraft alongside the others BF109 Variants could give to Italy very solide options for premiums and events, and also they could replace the Hungarian G2 as a premium.

Specifications:

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Engine: Damiler Benz DB 605A-1, 12-cylinder V, liquid-cooled 1,475hp
Wingspan: 32 ft 6 1/4 in (9.90m)
Length: 29ft 7 1/8 (8.84m)
Height: 8ft 2 ½ in (2.49m)
Weight: 6,834lb (3,095 kg) (Loaded)
Maximum Speed: 406mph (653 km/h) at 28,540ft (8,700m)
Ceiling: 39,370ft (12,000m)
Range: 528miles (850km)
Armament: 2x13mm MG 131 MGs, 1x MG151/20 mm cannon,2x 20 mm MG151 on the wing
Crew: 1

Sources:

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STORMO! Hasegawa Regia Aeronautica 1/48 Bf.109 G2 by Mathias Conrad
Messerschmitt Bf. 109 G-2 Trop- W.Nr.10825 – 365° Sq. 150° Gr. Aut. Ct. Regia Aeronautica – Sciacca , Luglio 1943, da kit Italeri scala 1/48 cat. no. 2719
Rod’s WarBirds
Messerschmitt Bf.109G-2/R6 Gustav
Books:
Ali Straniere Vol.1 BF109
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Messerschmitt 109 in italian service
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Pictures:

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Unfortunantly the only picture avaible is the one posted at the start
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A better view of the first photo
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@Il_Signor_Regio I think you accidentally double pasted the text

Ah yes. For some reasons this suggestion have some problems and alredy got some in the past ( the First Time the main picture was eliminated for Who kown reasons). Let me fix this.

+1 its a must, italy needs it !

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