Messerschmitt BF109 G4/R6

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Description: The Bf109 G4 was the third version of the G variant. It was pretty much identical to the G3, but the G4 was not pressurized. It was one of the Gustav variants most commonly produced during the war. During 1943, the Italian air force, the Regia Aereonautica, was lacking a good number of fighters to counter the allied air mass. Seeing that the Italian industries were not able to produce an adequate number of aircraft, the Regia Aereonautica placed an order for 40 in the G and F models. 10 of them were G4 or R6. Those aircraft were given to the 150th Gruppo Caccia deployed in Sicily to defend the Italian skies from American bombers. When the Americans started the invasion of Italy, they arrived at the airport, and they found that a good number of BF109 were still in good condition. They also captured some of them. The one used by Italy was the G4/R6 variant, armed with two additional 20-mm gun pods under the wings.

Why it should be in the game: it can be an interesting event/premium aircraft since it will offer good performance and good weaponary. it could also replace one of the Hungarian 109 since this one is Italian.

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: 06mph (653 km/h) at 28,540ft (8,700m)
Ceiling: 39,370ft (12,000m)
Range: 528miles (850km)
Armament: 2 x MG 131 13mm machine guns, 1 x MG 151 20mm cannon, 2x 20 mm MG151/20 pods under the wings
Crew: 1

Sources:

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 in Regia Aeronautica Service Decals (Chris Busbridge Decals 1/32)
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Asisbiz Regia Aeronautica 150 Gruppo 363 Squadriglia
Messerschmitt Bf. 109 G-4/R6 – 364° Sq. 150° Gr. Aut. Ct. Regia Aeronautica – Sciacca , Luglio 1943, da kit Italeri scala 1/48 cat. no. 2719
https://www.stormomagazine.com/ModelArticles/Me109/JerzySkakun/Bf109G4/Bf109G4_JS.htmlhtthttp://hsfeatures.com/features04/bf109g4r6ws_1.htm
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Pictures: (unfortunatly the only picture that we have is the one at the top of the suggestion, the other models/render will be leaved here for give a better look of the various skin)

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+1 More!

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+1 absolutely since it was used by italian airforce !

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