Bf 109 G-10
|This page is about the German fighter Bf 109 G-10. For other uses, see Bf 109 (Family).|
- 1 Description
- 2 General info
- 3 Armaments
- 4 Usage in the battles
- 5 History
- 6 Media
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
The Bf 109 G-10 is a rank IV German fighter with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB) and 5.3 (RB/SB). This fighter has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.
Not very different from the Bf 109 F's and other Bf 109 G's , the G-10 can only be identified by 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. The G-10 does not have a retractable landing gear in the rear while the K-4 does (the Bf 109 K-4 is the only model to have retractable rear landing gear).
| Max Speed
(km/h at 7,000 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed
(km/h at 7,000 m)
|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
|Take-off run (meters)|
|Combat flap||Take-off flap||Landing flap||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
| Wing-break speed
| Gear limit
| Combat flap
|Max Static G|
|< 390||< 390||< 470||> 250|
|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
|6,800 m||1,265 hp||1,569 hp|
Survivability and armour
- 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
The Bf 109 G-10 is armed with:
- A choice between a 20 mm MG 151 or a 30 mm MK 108:
- 1 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon (200 rpg = 200 total)
- 1 x 30 mm MK 108 cannon (65 rpg = 65 total)
- 2 x 13 mm MG 131 machine guns (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.
The Bf 109 G-10 can be outfitted with external ordinance such as:
- Without load
- 1 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
- 2 x 30 mm MK 108 cannon, wing-mounted (35 rpg = 70 total)
- 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon, wing-mounted (135 rpg = 270 total)
Usage in the battles
The Bf 109 G-10 is a 109 that does not change very much. It fits in between the: Bf 109 G-14 and K-4. One of the best tactics is to use your decent climb rate to get above most of the enemy team. This could be American fighters, however, Spitfires will most likely outclimb you. The best tactic to attack enemies below is to Boom and Zoom, if they turn, pull up immediately as you could risk getting shot. Another good tactic would be to fly over an enemy and 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 you keep your distance as you will die if you're too close. After a couple of seconds, the enemy aircraft will stall, take this opportunity to kill him. It is important to avoid using this manoeuver with spitfires as they will climb right up to you and obliterate you before they stall. If a Spitfire is above you and tries to Boom and Zoom you, do a split S to avoid him, if he follows pull back the throttle and wait for his zoom climb to stab him in the back, but it will most likely rip the wings or enter a G-force induced loss of consciousness (G-LOC).
Manual Engine Control
|Controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Separate||Not ontrollable||Not controllable|
|I||Fuselage Repair, Radiator||Offensive 13 mm, ETC 500/IXb I|
|II||Compressor||Airframe||New 13 mm MGs, MK 108 Cannons|
|III||Wing Repair, Engine||Offensive 20 mm, Offensive 30 mm, R6 Modification|
|IV||Engine Injection||Cover||New 20 mm Cannon, New 30 mm Cannon, R5 Modification|
- It is recommended to go for the performance upgrades as they will benefit you more than if you chose the weaponry options, gunpods should not be put on the Bf 109 G-10 as they hinder the performance during energy fighting.
Pros and cons
- 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
- 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.
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.
"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."
- 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)
An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.
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- Grumman F4F Wildcat
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- Hawker Hurricane
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- Macchi C.202
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Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:
- topic on the official game forum;
- page on aircraft encyclopedia;
- other literature.
|Bavarian Aircraft Corporation (Bayerische Flugzeugwerke Aktiengesellschaft (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|
|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|
|Jet Fighters||Me 163 B · Me 163 B-0 · Me 262 A-1a · Me 262 A-1/U4 · Me 262 A-2a · Me 262 A-1a/U1 · 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|
|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.|
|He 51||He 51 A-1 · He 51 B-1 · He 51 B-2/H · He 51 C-1 · He 51 C-1/L|
|He 100||He 100 D-1|
|He 112||He 112 A-0 · He 112 B-0 · He 112 B-1/U2 · He 112 B-2/U2 · He 112 V-5|
|Bf 109 (Jumo)||Flegel's Bf 109 A · Bf 109 B-1|
|Bf 109 (DB-601)||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 (DB-605)||Bf 109 G-2/trop · Bf 109 G-2 · Bf 109 G-6 · Bf 109 G-10 · Bf 109 G-14 · Bf 109 K-4|
|Fw 190 (early)||Fw 190 A-1 · Fw 190 A-4 · Fw 190 A-5 · Fw 190 A-5 · Fw 190 A-5/U2 · Fw 190 A-8 · Fw 190 C|
|Fw 190 (late)||Fw 190 D-9 · Fw 190 D-12 · Fw 190 D-13 · Fw 190 F-8|
|Ta 152||Ta 152 C-3 · Ta 152 H-1|
|USSR||▀La-5FN · ▀Yak-1B|
|Britain||▀Tempest Mk V|
|Italy||▀CR.42 · ▀Marcolin's C.R.42 CN · ▀G.50 serie 2 · ▀G.50 AS serie 7 · ▀C.200 serie 3 · ▀C.200 serie 7 · ▀C.202|