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Messerschmitt Bf-109 10639
Achtung Baby! The coolest of all Airfix kits. But this is a real one.
On display at the RAF Museum in London.
The undercarriage was a bugger though if you wanted them lowered as in my case they always ended up lopsided when they were sat on the ground!
Missed this one Ian , thanks for posting it on my camo spit shot.
Amazing how the colour scheme for different theatres of war were complementary for both forces.
That’s Black 6!!! Be still my heart.
Ever seen this book, it exists
only by virtue of "Black" 6 & all the
work that was done to restore
her to airworthy status and later
to fix the damage after she
flipped upon touchdown the last
time she was allowed to fly.
Lol, Haynes manuals were originally for motor car owners – in the days before computer managed engines, when people used to work on their own cars. The manuals for aircraft were a bit of a gimmick, but I do like them. Have not seen the one for the 109 though.
The Black 6? I don’t know the significance of it, will have to look it up. Took a few photos of it, but just uploaded this one. You really must visit the RAF Museum at Hendon if ever you are in London.
Thanks for the additional info.
Yes, yes and YES, I really must visit the Museum someday.
I own about two dozen Haynes Manuals, I had one for my
very rare 1984 Datsun Maxima, a few of the Cadillacs I
have owned over the years and even my 1979 Chevrolet
pickup. Many of the repairs I ventured out on my own to
learn were with the help of a Haynes or in some cases,
Chilton’s manual, my 1986 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham
had just under 200k miles when I sold it and I kept the
Haynes manual I had for it as a memento.
This book is a tongue and cheek sort f thing. While it is
quite serious and does contain many of the important
diagrams, spec.sheets and technical info on the Bf.109
the authors acknowledge that the huge task of restoring
a WWII warbird is the undertaking of dozens of experts &
the owner usually spends hundreds of thousands just
acquiring a complete airframe, motor & mechanicals.
For a WWII obsessed nerd like me who is also a long
time fan of aviation and more recently fascinated with
the unorthodox but amazingly over-engineered DB600
series inverted, supercharged V12, this book is like
I highly recommend it, I have a collection of dozens of
books on classic cars, aircraft, trucks and even a few
on steam locomotives and this book has been my new
#1 favorite ever since I got it last year.
Thought if you the other day, was at a bookshop in Manchester and just had to pick up and browse through the 109 manual!
"Airplane porn" lol!
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