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Ghost Of Third Reichs Might,- Messerschmidt-109

Ghost Of Third Reich's Might,- Messerschmidt-109

Messerschmidt-109 was an absolutely ingenius fighter presenting real threat to Russian Yak-9 and La-7 and being formidable enemy in the air during Second World War . Eric Hartman scored 350 victories while piloting this airplane... The song you hear is one of the patriotic marches of Hitler's Third Reich :-)...


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Eldar Kadymov05-Apr-2006 13:49
It certainly was superior to Me-109, yet as they say, they were too few and too late... One should not forget that Me-109 went in to production before WWII and in 1945, when Soviet army was marching through Germany while liberating world from fascism, it was pretty much outdated, yet still formidable airplane. The fighter you mentioned, designed by Kurt Tank, was outfitted with two 20 mm and one 30 mm canons, just like Yak-9TD with 37mm canons which also came too late to production... It could sheer any allied aircraft in pieces by direct hit, just like Soviet aiplanes. The fate of WWII as pertains to air combat, though, was defined by mass production aircrafts such as FW-190, Me-109, Yak-7, La-5, Japanese Zeros etc. so , really these were true working horses of those times. There is also worth to mention that on the contrary to all British & American propaganda about superiority of their fighters, best Allied ace managed to score less than 25 wins...
GEORG 05-Apr-2006 05:21
ONE COULD ARGUE THAT THE TA-152 WAS A MORE SUPERIOR FIGHTER TO THE BF 109, BUT FOR OVERALL PRODUCTION NUMBERS AND LENGTH OF SERVICE THE BF 109 WAS TOPS.