Full Size Printed PLANS Scale 1” = 1’ CONTROL LINE Wingspan 32-3/4” ME 109
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Not a KIT or MODEL
FULL SIZE PLAN on a SHEET 43” x 28”
Scale 1” = 1’
Engine .19 to .35
By Walter A. Musciano
Our one-inch-to-the-foot scale Messerschmitt plans will give you a replica of the plane used in combat by Adolf Galland when he flew with J. G. 26 .•. the "Abbeville Boys". It will be noted that the number of victory flashes on. the rudder had reached forty-two by this time. The markings are exact scale -the information having been supplied to the author by General Galland.
Any glow plug or diesel, engine from .19 to .35 cubic inch displacement can be installed in this model Flight lines from 35 to 70 feet long can be used depending upon the power plant used and the skill of the flyer The diameter of the flight lines can .vary from .008" to .012" again depending upon the power. All Messerschmitt models flown by the author have exhibited superb handling qualities due to the excellent proportions for sport flying.
The 1,100 horsepower Daimler Benz DB 601 twelve cylinder engine was designed to accommodate a 20 M.M. cannon firing through the propeller hub. In addition to the cannon two 7.9 M.M. machine guns were fitted in the nose and two more in the wings. The engine mounted cannon proved so unreliable that many Me-l09E versions were equipped with the two machine guns in the cowling and two 20 M.M. cannon in the wings. Adolf Galland preferred the use of cannon to that of machine guns.
The Messerschmitt enjoyed superiority of rate of climb and diving speed over its major wartime antagonist, the "Spitfire". The Me-l09 also possessed a higher ceiling and was the better aircraft above 20,000 feet. The maneuverability of the Messerschmitt was inferior to the "Spitfire," however, and when an "Ernil" pilot found a "Spitfire" on his tail he dared not turn left or right but could only escape with a quick dive or a long climb. T