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Messerschmitt Bf-109G Donationware

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This package is Donationware, meaning that all proceeds that Flight Replicas would normally receive go to the Dutch Airwar Research and Excavation (DARE) foundation, exclusively.

D.A.R.E.:
There are approximately 1500 WWII aircraft wrecks lying beneath Dutch soil, whose identities have not yet been uncovered. The DARE foundation's mission is to find and carefully research these sites, irrespective of which side they fought on. The fate of the aircrews has a central role, and one of the central objectives is the returning of recovered crew to their families. DARE conducts detailed research and excavation, and and also provides technical illustrations and photographic material via their website.

The DARE foundation is an independent organization. All suitable artifacts, documents, and materials are available for expositions, museums, and for educational-purposes, through the foundation.

The aircraft depicted in this package is a Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6 flown from Schipol by one Oberleutnant Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart, which was shot down while attacking American four-engine bombers on 27 July 1943: and is one such aircraft excavated and recovered by the DARE team. Details of the aircraft and its pilot, and the recovery of the aircraft remains, can be found via websites whose addresses are contained in the package manual.

Colours used in the paint scheme (including the different yellows used) were sampled  from high quality slides taken by the recovery team. The paint on parts that had been submerged in mud was virtually the same as the day the aircraft was lost - although once dried out, the paint quickly corroded and  unfortunately flaked off.

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Exterior: (click to view pictures full size)

                        

VC:

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Features:

  • Highly accurate VC, with many functioning parts
    VC canopy placard scanned from real crash site aircraft
    Fuselage colours scanned from real crash site aircraft
    Detailed ReviC12D gun sight
    Accurate and challenging ground-handling characteristics
    Droppable Drop Tank, that removes weight and fuel from the aircraft.cfg for realistic performance
    Working Flettner tabs on the rudder of appropriate models
    Working MW emergency boost system
    Accurate pilot flight suit and flight helmet
    100% authentic Bf-109 startup sounds
    Propeller blades which alter their angle with prop setting
    Functioning automatic/manual coolant flaps, which also serve as landing flaps
    3D gauges in the VC, for incredible realism;

     

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To use the aircraft in FSX, see instructions here .

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Please note: The Bf-109F is recommended for computers single-chip 3 Ghz and above, with dedicated graphics cards. However, those with less powerful computers (e.g.2.8 Ghz) have also run this aircraft without serious problem.