Bf 109 G-10

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This page is about the German fighter Bf 109 G-10. For other uses, see Bf 109 (Family).
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Bf 109 G-10
AB RB SB
5.7 5.3 5.3
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Description

The Bf 109 G-10 is a rank IV German fighter with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB) and 5.3 (RB/SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

Not very different from the Bf 109 F's and other Bf 109 G variants, the G-10 can only be readily identified by its paint scheme. Unfortunately, the other camouflage (I./JG 27) can be mistaken for a Bf 109 G-6 but can be differed from a Bf-109 K-4. Unlike the G-2 and the K-4, the tailwheel is not retractable, however, any resulting drag which created is created is negligible.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 7 000 m692 km/h
Turn time19 s
Max altitude12 500 m
EngineDaimler-Benz DB-605DB
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight4 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 7,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 662 645 12500 20.1 20.9 17.0 17.0 325
Upgraded 729 692 18.2 19.0 32.6 21.8

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
790 360 437 408 260 ~13 ~6
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 450 < 390 < 450 > 715
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
6,800 m 1,265 hp 1,569 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural790 km/h
Gear360 km/h
  • 60 mm Bulletproof glass in front and rear of the cockpit
  • 4-8 mm Steel plates on the pilot seat
  • 10 mm Steel plates around pilot's head
  • 21 mm Steel plate on the rear of the fuel tank, with 4 mm plates surrounding it on other sides

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB6 200 → 8 382 Sl icon.png
RB9 730 → 13 154 Sl icon.png
SB25 000 → 33 799 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications52 400 Rp icon.png
110 700 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 700 Ge icon.png
Crew training68 000 Sl icon.png
Experts240 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces520 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
120 / 290 / 470 % Sl icon.png
172 / 172 / 172 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
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Radiator
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Compressor
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Wings repair
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Engine
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Engine injection
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Cost:
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Airframe
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Cover
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mg131_belt_pack
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ETC 500/IXb I
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MK 108 cannon
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mk108_belt_pack
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R6 modification
Research:
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mg15120_new_gun
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mk108_new_gun
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R5 modification
Research:
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Cost:
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Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition200 rounds
Fire rate700 shots/min
Ammunition600 rounds
Fire rate900 shots/min

The Bf 109 G-10 is armed with:

  • A choice between two presets:
    • 1 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon, nose-mounted (200 rpg)
    • 1 x 30 mm MK 108 cannon, nose-mounted (65 rpg)
  • 2 x 13 mm MG 131 machine guns, nose-mounted (300 rpg = 600 total)

The two machine guns are in the upper part of the fuselage just in front of the cockpit. The 20 or 30 mm cannon is mounted to fire through the propeller shaft and out the propeller hub.

Suspended armament

Number of setups3
List of setups
Setup 11 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
(ammunition: 0 rounds)
Setup 22 x 30 mm MK 108 cannon (secondary)
(ammunition: 70 rounds)
Setup 32 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon (secondary)
(ammunition: 270 rounds)

The Bf 109 G-10 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 1 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb (250 kg total)
  • 2 x 30 mm MK 108 cannons, wing-mounted (35 rpg = 70 total)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, wing-mounted (135 rpg = 270 total)

Usage in battles

The Bf 109 G-10's instrument panel.

The Bf 109 G-10 is a 109 that does not change very much in terms of gameplay. It fits in between the Bf 109 G-14 and K-4. It's a well versed universal fighter being able to perform well both in dogfights and hit-n-run tactics.

Bf 109 G-10 behaves like most other 109 models, a battle-tested universal fighter, being able to perform most tasks that it will face. The G-10 can take 2 additional 20 mm MG 151 gunpods, or 30 mm MK 108 gunpods, to increase its firepower over fighters, as well as the tougher attackers and bombers. However, equipping these will come at a cost of speed, manoeuvrability and climb ability, they don't affect the plane heavily but can be costly if the 109 G-10 gets into a disadvantageous situation. However, the extra firepower will deal with most enemies swiftly and if properly used, the Bf 109 G-10 can be a dangerous foe.

One of the best tactics is to use the aircraft's decent climb rate to get above most of the enemy team. This could be American fighters, however, Spitfires will be the most likely enemy to outclimb the Bf 109 G-10. The best tactic to attack enemies below is to dive on them (Boom and Zoom), if they turn, pull up immediately to maintain your altitude advantage, and reduce the risk of the enemy getting guns on target. Another good tactic to use would be to fly over an enemy and try bait them to climb up. When they do this, fly away to gain some distance and do a large circle around them. It is crucial that one keeps distance to the target as it could end up with the G-10 being attacked while it is turning and will be easily shot down if it's too close. After a couple of seconds, the enemy aircraft will likely stall from trying to climb, it gives the G-10 an opportunity to shoot the plane down. It is important to avoid using this manoeuvre with Spitfires as they will likely be able to climb up to the G-10's altitude and shoot it down before they stall. If a Spitfire is above the Bf 109 G-10 and tries to dive on the G-10, perform a split S to avoid it, if it follows pull back the throttle and wait for its zoom climb to shoot him down in the back, but it will most likely rip the wings or enter a G-force induced loss of consciousness (G-LOC).

Bf 109 G-10 is not only albe to fight for air superiority, it's also able to carry a single SC250JA (250 kg) to be able to deal with most ground units, being able to drop the bomb swiftly and accurately on its target. Bf 109 G-10s can easily achieve air superiority for the team if properly used in ground battle games, covering the team from enemy fighters and bombers which can change the outcome of the battle. It can also do CAS (Close Air Support) to protect allied vehicles from either a superior enemy or a dug down enemy.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Excellent acceleration
  • Excellent climb rate, even stock
  • Improved high-altitude performance over earlier Bf 109s, improved supercharger can maintain maximum boost with WEP to ~7,000m
  • Variable-speed supercharger eliminates "weak altitudes" between gear changes seen in allied fighters. Engine power is consistent
  • Variable-speed supercharger allows for Bf 109s to maintain maximum engine power at enemy fighter supercharger gear switch altitudes; at these heights an enemy plane will be either gain no benefit from WEP or be forced to prematurely switch to the next gear, which draws more power from the engine to drive the compressor. Supercharger gear switch varies from plane to plane (as well as with airspeed and temperature), but typically is between 3500m-4500m for Spitfires, P-51s, and F4U-4Bs.
  • Can WEP for 5 minutes non-stop until it reaches ~100°C (212°F)\
  • 20 minutes of MW-50 available for WEP
  • WEP fuel load is close to the engine fuel load
  • Engine cools down very quickly at 0% throttle
  • Good dive characteristics
  • Great dive acceleration, better than most opponents it faces
  • Can pull High-G manoeuvres
  • Armament is interchangeable between a heavy 30 mm Mk 108 and a lighter 20 mm Mg 151 with more ammunition
  • 2nd fastest Bf 109, only the K-4 is faster
  • Fastest Bf 109 at extreme altitudes
  • All weaponry mounted in the nose, allowing easy aiming without having to worry about convergence

Cons:

  • Poor sustained turn radius
  • Tends to be out-climbed/outrun by post-war aircraft, many late/post-war allied props wholly outperform it at low altitudes
  • Low rip speed — combined with the excellent dive acceleration, this plane can quickly reach unsafe speeds in dive
  • Ammunition can run out really quickly for the Mk 108's
  • Flight performance drastically decreases with under-wing gondola pods
  • Requires skill to play efficiently
  • Can face F8F Bearcats and Griffon Spitfires, which can be superior in certain situations
  • For Sim, the numerous canopy frames and razorback greatly limit the all-round view, and huge engine torque causes severe turning when taking off

History

The Bf 109 G-10 was a variant of the already successful Bf 109 series. The G-10 was the combination of a Bf 109 G airframe with a DB605 D-2 Engine, the aircraft was built in the factories of Erla, WNF, and Messerschmit Regensburg. Even though being called a G-10, the aircraft was in production after the G-14, the sole purpose was to produce a fighter better than the G-14 until the K-4 could take its place.

Variants

  • G-10 (Light fighter with DB605DM or DB/DC engine)
  • G-10/R2 (Reconnaissance fighter)
  • G-10/R6 (Bad-weather fighter with PKS 12 autopilot)
  • G-10/U4 (As G-10 but with 30 mm/1.18 in MK 108 Motorkanone engine cannon)

In-game description

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was a single-seat monoplane fighter used by the Luftwaffe before and during WWII. It was used as a fighter, interceptor, high-altitude interceptor, fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft.

By early Spring 1944, the Bf 109 G-10 variant had replaced the Bf 109 G-6 in mass-production, being powered by the DB 605D engine with an improved supercharger. Without external pylons, and powered by the DB 605DC, the G-10 was the fastest Bf-109G variant, with a weight of 3,100 kg and top speeds of 550 km/h at sea level and 680 km/h at 7,400 m. It could reach 6,000 m in 5.8 minutes.

Unfortunately, the Bf 109 G-10 would usually reach the front line with factory-installed Ruestsatz armament kits. For example, the Bf 109 G-10/R1 had an ETC fuselage bomb rack for one 250-kg or 4 x 50-kg bombs, a bomb selector switch and a 5mm armor plating under the oil tank. The Bf 109 G-10/R2 with DB 605DB was a reconnaissance variant with the 13mm guns removed and with one Rb 50/30 or 75/30 camera. With a takeoff weight of 3,300 kg (including a 300-litre drop tank) the recon variant could reach 645 km/h at 9,000 m; it had a range of 840 km at a speed of 620 km/h and at an altitude of 8,300 m. The Bf 109 G-10/R14 with DB 605D had a pair of 30mm MK 108 cannon in underwing gondolas. The Bf 109 G-10/R6 was similar to the R14, but with the gondolas housing 20mm MG 151s.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

External links


Bavarian Aircraft Corporation (BFW*)
Bf 109  Flegel's Bf 109 A · Bf 109 B-1 · Bf 109 E-1 · Bf 109 E-3 · Bf 109 E-4 · Bf 109 E-7/U2 · Bf 109 F-1 · Bf 109 F-2 · Bf 109 F-4 · Bf 109 F-4/trop · Bf 109 G-2/trop · Bf 109 G-6 · Bf 109 K-4 · Bf 109 G-10 · Bf 109 G-14 · Bf 109 Z
Bf 110  Bf 110 C-6 · Bf 110 C-7 · Bf 110 F-2 · Bf 110 G-2 · Bf 110 G-4
Me 410  Me 410 A-1 · Me 410 A-1/U2 · Me 410 A-1/U4 · Me 410 B-1 · Me 410 B-1/U2 · Me 410 B-2/U4 · Me 410 B-6/R3
Bombers  Me 264
Jet Fighters  Me 163 B · Me 163 B-0 · Me 262 A-1a · Me 262 A-1a/Jabo · Me 262 A-1a/U1 · Me 262 A-1/U4 · Me 262 A-2a · Me 262 C-1a · Me 262 C-2b
Export  ▅Bf 109 E-7 · ▄Bf 109 G-14/AS · ▄Bf 109 G-2 · Bf 109 G-2 · ▄Bf 110 G-4
Captured  ▃Bf 109 F-4
  * BFW was later renamed Messerschmitt Aktiengesellschaft (AG) on 11 July 1938. All aircraft currently in production at this time retained the designation Bf while those developed after this date had the designation Me.

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