Messerschmitt BF-109 K4

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Description: The Messerschmitt BF-109 K4 was the result of the union of two variants, the G14 variant and the G10 variant, with some other small differences between the two versions. From an external view, the K was similar to the G10; indeed, the main changes made were internally. Talking about the K4 variant, it was the only one to result in operation among all the planned variants. 700 of them were produced from October 1944 to the end of 1945, and they took part in the war in both the Luftwaffe and the Aereonautica Nazionale Repubblicana. While the Luftwaffe operated near 700 units, the ANR operated only 3 units in March 1945 in the 3th Squadriglia Gruppo Caccia. The three aircraft during the last times before the end of the war saw combat, and one of them, the W.Nr. 333878 (the second one), was damaged during a fight. There isn’t much information that reports what aircraft they fought and if they took down any enemy aircraft.

Why it should be in the game: There are only few Aircraft in the Italian TT used by the Aereonautica Nazionale Repubblicana, and it will be very iteresting to have a good fighter like this in the tree as a premium or an even for historical reasons.

Specifications:

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Engine: Damiler Benz DB 605ASCM, 12-cylinder V, liquid-cooled 2,000hp
Wingspan: 32 ft 8 ½ in (9.95m)
Length: 29ft (8.84m)
Height: 8ft 2 ½ in (2.49m)
Weight: 7,475lb (3,386 kg) (Loaded)
Maximum Speed: 452mph (727km/h) at 19,685ft (6,000m)
Ceiling: 41,000ft (12,500m)
Range: 356miles (573km)
Armament: 2 x 15mm cannons, 1 x 30 mm cannon
Bombs: 4x 50 kg bombs, 2x 100 kg bombs, 1x500 kg bomb
Crew: 1
1x Fuel tank

Sources:

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STORMO! Revell ANR 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf.109K4 by Michel Gruson
Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana - Wikipedia
Messerschmitt Bf. 109 K-4 del 1° gr. ct. A.N.R. - marzo 1945 da kit Hasegawa 1/48
File:Bf 109K-4 of ANR in Milano Malpensa (spring 1945).jpg - Wikipedia

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The first unit after being delivered (notice that it still was with German markings)
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Just a heads up, the Bf-109K-4 can carry a centerline fuel tank or bomb (4 50kg, 1 250kg or 1 500kg)

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Thanks for the info. (I Will add them tomorrow)

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The ASCM engine would be a nice continuation of the high alt specialty of the italian 109 line compared to the german K4.

G2->G14/AS-> K4(ASCM)

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+1 i want to play it

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I’m cool with adding it, only if it’s a premium, an event vehicle, or as the first Italian squadron vehicle

It really shouldn’t be in the tech tree IMO
But would make a great squadron vehicle, and easy to include for Italy

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