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    Design Team Daedalus Bf 109G-6 Erla Haube 5.JG3

    Messerschmitt Bf109G-6 Erla Haube Released
    by Design Team Daedalus


    Unit: 5./JG3 Athis-Mons, August 1944
    Pilot: Unknown




    II./JG3 was rushed from the East Front to contest the Normandy invasion in the summer of 1944. Flying low level interdiction and ground attack missions, it lost 87 pilots to ground fire (over 200% loss!) and Allied fighters while claiming 51 aerial victories before being pulled out of France on August 22.


    In late summer of 1943 two improvements were made to improve all around pilot vision which was restricted by the standard Bf109 canopy and all metal head armor.


    The Erla Haube canopy was introduced at the end of 1943 which eliminated to heavy canopy framing and improved the pilots vision in all direction. Many in-service Bf109-G's were retrofitted in the field, but the overwhelming majority were factory installed and it became the canopy for all following Messerschmitt marks.


    Also, the so called Galland Panzer head armor with the upper section made of bullet proof glass improving the pilots vision to the rear became the production standard and again, was retrofitted to many 109's already in field.


    Even so, there was no "standard" Bf 109G-6, as the production included different radio equipment, oil cooler types, antenna masts, etc. which were available at different times during the production runs. So each model we have created has its own unique features.


    Pstrany developed the models using Paul Rebuffat's Messerschmitt model - with permission - as a starting framework and updated the shape, and added a plethora of details, new parts, and ideas. Pstrany also developed the models for the drop tanks, weapons and racks.


    Captain Kurt created paints for each, the 2D instrument panel, the individual .dp files, the air files and the aircraft.cfg files.


    Mav SCASM edited each model so that they have animated wing slats, drop tanks, and other features, as well as optimizing models for the best possible frame rates. Mav also developed the idea for the 2d panel to be offset for the Revi gun sight to match the CFS2 reticle.


    We have all benefited from the assistance and guidance of others in the community. Special thanks to Wolfi and Huub Vink for their kind assistance and to all who have contributed their knowledge directly and indirectly.
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    Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 Erla Haube 5.JG3.zip


    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category CFS 2 Aircraft - German

    Description: Messerschmitt Bf109G-6 Erla Haube by Design Team Daedalus

    Unit: 5./JG3 Athis-Mons, August 1944
    Pilot: Unknown

    II./JG3 was rushed from the East Front to contest the Normandy invasion in the summer of 1944. Flying low level interdiction and ground attack missions, it lost 87 pilots to ground fire (over 200% loss!) and Allied fighters while claiming 51 aerial victories before being pulled out of France on August 22.

    In late summer of 1943 two improvements were made to improve all around pilot vision which was restricted by the standard Bf109 canopy and all metal head armor.

    The Erla Haube canopy was introduced at the end of 1943 which eliminated to heavy canopy framing and improved the pilots vision in all direction. Many in-service Bf109-G's were retrofitted in the field, but the overwhelming majority were factory installed and it became the canopy for all following Messerschmitt marks.

    Also, the so called Galland Panzer head armor with the upper section made of bullet proof glass improving the pilots vision to the rear became the production standard and again, was retrofitted to many 109's already in field.

    Even so, there was no "standard" Bf 109G-6, as the production included different radio equipment, oil cooler types, antenna masts, etc. which were available at different times during the production runs. So each model we have created has its own unique features.

    Pstrany developed the models using Paul Rebuffat's Messerschmitt model - with permission - as a starting framework and updated the shape, and added a plethora of details, new parts, and ideas. Pstrany also developed the models for the drop tanks, weapons and racks.

    Captain Kurt created paints for each, the 2D instrument panel, the individual .dp files, the air files and the aircraft.cfg files.

    Mav SCASM edited each model so that they have animated wing slats, drop tanks, and other features, as well as optimizing models for the best possible frame rates. Mav also developed the idea for the 2d panel to be offset for the Revi gun sight to match the CFS2 reticle.

    We have all benefited from the assistance and guidance of others in the community. Special thanks to Wolfi and Huub Vink for their kind assistance and to all who have contributed their knowledge directly and indirectly.

    To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 Erla Haube 5.JG3.zip
    The comments you make there will appear in the posts below.

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    Team Daedalus,

    Thank you so much for your effort on this outstanding aircraft series! I always enjoy retrofitting campaigns to include your new aircraft gems, this will be no exception.
    "Rami"

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    Always a place for your work Team Daedalus. Many thanks.
    I'm curious to know what other projects are on your drawing board.

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    Hi Ravena;

    we've been very busy with the Bf 109 for the moment. At this time we have over 80 aircraft completed, and have completed examples of the F-2, F-4, G-2, G-4, G-6, G-8, G-10 and G-14. Currently we are working on the G-12 and the E-4, and hope to complete a full line of Bf 109E models, and of course a Bf 109T-2, a personal favorite.

    I personally also have a Me 262 in development, which may or may not become a Team project. Beyond that, well, that's way to far out to mention......


    Paul




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    They all look so good it would be impossible for me to choose on appearance. Messerschmitt would have approved.

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