Bf 109 G-2

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General info

The Bf 109 G-2 in the Garage.

The Bf 109 G-2 is a gift Rank III German fighter with a battle rating of 5.0 (AB), 4.3 (RB), and 4.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.43. This Bf 109 represents a version serving in the Romanian Air Force.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Vehicle characteristics

The Bf 109 G-2's instrument panel.

The Gustav-2 has like the Bf 109 F-4 a very accurate and deadly main armament, starring the engine mounted MG151/20 cannon. The MG151/20 cannon operates at a rate of fire of 800 rounds per minute with a muzzle velocity of 790 meter per second and is capable to shoot one of the most effective cannon rounds against aircraft: The mighty Minengeschoß (eng. Mineshell), which contains a 20g heavy high explosive filler. The Minengeschoß is in game shown as "HEI - High-explosive incendiary shell (minengeschoß)" and rips wings off with only few hits. It is very likely to hit viable parts of aircraft like fuel tanks and cooling systems because of the fuse delay which allows the Minengeschoß to penetrate half through wings before the shell explodes. The MG17 machine gun operates at a rate of fire of 1180 rpm with a muzzle velocity of 905 m/s and was used up to the Bf 109 G-4 and then got finally replaced with the bigger MG131 with a calibre of 13mm. The MG17 was derogatorily called by German Luftwaffen pilots "Luftwaffenanklopfgerät" (eng. Airforce-knock-knock-thing) due to the small calibre and damage effect on aircraft.

Pilots who are well experienced with the aiming and hitting of the MG151/20, might want to use stealth belts on the MGs and cannons, to avoid being spotted by tracers. Using stealth belts on the machine guns only is also useful for aiming the cannon more easily without the distraction provided by the light machine gun tracers.

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

Cons:

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 1 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon, nose-mounted (200 rpg)
  • 2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 1,000 total)

Payloads

  • Without load
  • 4 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs
  • 1 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon, wing-mounted (135 rpg = 270 total)

Armour

  • 60 mm Bulletproof glass in front of pilot.
  • 4-8 mm Steel plates on pilot seat.
  • 10 mm Steel plates around pilot's head.
  • 21 mm Steel plate on rear of fuel tank, with 4 mm plates surrounding it on other sides.

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Daimler-Benz DB-605A 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 1171 hp (Stock), 1417 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1314 hp (Stock), 1560 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 720 kg
Name: Daimler-Benz DB-605A 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 1158 hp (Stock), 1280 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1301 hp (Stock), 1422 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 720 kg
Name: Daimler-Benz DB-605A 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 1158 hp (Stock), 1280 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1301 hp (Stock), 1422 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 720 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 666 km/h
    • at height: 6,700 m
  • Max altitude: 10,360 m
  • Turn Time: 20.3 s
  • Rate of Climb: 17.3 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 250 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 726 km/h
    • at height: 6,700 m
  • Max altitude: 10,360 m
  • Turn Time: 18.2 s
  • Rate of Climb: 31.4 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 250 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 657 km/h
    • at height: 6,700 m
  • Max altitude: 10,360 m
  • Turn Time: 20.7 s
  • Rate of Climb: 19.5 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 250 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 696 km/h
    • at height: 6,700 m
  • Max altitude: 10,360 m
  • Turn Time: 19.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 23.2 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 250 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 657 km/h
    • at height: 6,700 m
  • Max altitude: 10,360 m
  • Turn Time: 20.7 s
  • Rate of Climb: 19.5 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 250 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 696 km/h
    • at height: 6,700 m
  • Max altitude: 10,360 m
  • Turn Time: 19.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 23.2 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 250 m

Performance

Warning this is still in the test phase and is probably incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data taken from 1.55)



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0.32
0.64
0.96
1.28
1.6
Horsepower in 1000hp
Altitude in 1000m

Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP



Modules and improvements

As premium vehicle all upgrades are already purchased and installed.

History of creation and combat usage

The Bf 109 G "Gustav" series-frame was the most mass-produced variant of the 109, powered by the Daimler-Benz DB 605A. The 605 was basically a DB 601 with the cylinder block redesigned to increase displacement from 33.9, to 35.7 litres (~3 litres cubic capacity!) - which resulted in 175 extra HP with no significant change in size. However, the increased equipment led to heavier weight on the Gustav, in fact 10% heavier than the Friedrich. Compared to the much earlier Bf 109B, the Gustav was almost 46% heavier. The new aircraft had begun to reach front-line units by May 1942. In essence, the Bf 109 design had reached its peak. Ideally it needed to be replaced with newer, more modern interceptor designs. However, the troubled Me 209 replacement was still in development and things at the front were beginning to look ominous for Germany. Consequently, the RLM decided to continue to further refine the 109. This would entail to the most common Me 109 variants: G-6 and G-14.

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the Bf 109 G-2 from live.warthunder.com. Beware though, some may not fit due the changes in texture layout, given the /trop modification. Give them a try. However nothing can be broken when using a wrong skin.

Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-der.png Bf 109 G-2
Nation Germany
Design Family Messerschmidt Bf 109
Type Fighter
Fighting style Energy Fighting

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Characteristics
Empty Weight ~2570 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~2866 kg
Takeoff Weight ~3274 kg
Wing Area ~16 m²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1310 hp
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~636.00 kph at 6700 m
Climb Rate ~23.15 m/s
Turn Time ~20.92 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~159.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~5666 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~6318 lb
Takeoff Weight ~7218 lb
Wing Area ~174 ft²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1310 hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~395.19 mph at 21982 m
Climb Rate 75.95 ft/s
Turn Time 20.92 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~32.57 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
1x 20 mm MG 151/20 200 RPG
2x 7.92 mm MG 17 500 RPG
Payload Option 1
Nothing Loaded Clean Plane
Payload Option 2
4 x 💣 50 kg SC 50 Bomb
Payload Option 3
1 x 💣 250 kg SC 250 Bomb
Payload Option 4
2 x MG151 20 125 RPG
Limits
Max Speed limit 790 kph
Gear lmit 350 kph
Combat Flaps 520 kph
Max static +G's ~18
Max static -G's ~11
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <390 kph
Rudder <390 kph
Elevators <450 kph
Radiator >250 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 491 mph
Gear lmit 217 mph
Combat Flaps 323 mph
Max static +G's ~18
Max static -G's ~11
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <242 mph
Rudder <242 mph
Elevators <280 mph
Radiator >155 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is not controllable
Pitch is controllable
has automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is controllable
Radiator (oil) is not controllable
Oil and water uses combined radiator control
Supercharger is not controllable
Turbocharger is not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
5700 m
18701 ft
100% Enginepower 1250 hp
WEP Enginepower 1388 hp
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.57 initial release)