Bf 109 G-14

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Bf 109 G-14
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Description

The Bf 109 G-14 was one of the late-war variants of the 109 series. It aimed to standardize all the improvements from the other G models, such as a taller tail, a new engine, and the all-important MW-50 system, which drastically increased power by injecting a methanol-water mix into the engine. This allowed the engine to run at higher boost pressures and significantly increased the top speed compared to the G-6 variant. Although late-war Allied aircraft could outperform the G-14, it was still more than capable with an experienced pilot. Over 5,500 G-14s were built until the end of the war.

Introduced in Update 1.47 "Big Guns", the Bf 109 G-14 is one of the last 109s in the German air tech tree. It features the same 20 mm MG 151 cannon mounted within the propeller hub found in many other 109 variants. However, the twin 7.92 mm machine guns were replaced with 13 mm MG 131 machine guns. Although the new machine guns have a lower ammunition pool compared to the 7.92 mm machine guns, the increase in firepower more than makes up for the difference with the correct ammunition belt. Players can also exchange the 20 mm MG 151 cannon with the 30 mm MK 108 cannon. However, this is not recommended due to the MK 108's extremely poor ballistics, making it only suitable for very close-range engagements. The G-14 also has access to both 2x MK 108 and 2x MG 151 gunpods mounted under the wing. This provides a substantial increase in firepower, but the single propeller-hub MG 151 is more than enough to take down enemy fighters. Unfortunately, the G-14 is severely lacking in ground attack ordnance, with only an incendiary bomb and a 250 kg bomb being available.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 5 500 m674 km/h
Turn time20 s
Max altitude11 500 m
EngineDaimler-Benz DB-605AM
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight4 t

Just like its predecessors, the Bf 109 G-14 should generally be utilized as an energy fighter/ Boom and Zoomer. While the G-14 is fairly more manoeuvrable than other Bf 109s, its increased agility should be used for maintaining high speed and energy than dog fighting, which even the G-14 is only passable at best. Due to its excellent energy retention and climb rate, it is exceptionally good at stall fighting, since many fighters will not be able to keep up with its climb rate, giving it the opportunity to put overconfident pilots in vulnerable situations.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 5,500 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 642 619 11500 21.2 22.0 16.3 16.3 325
Upgraded 712 674 19.5 20.0 29.7 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
< 390 < 390 < 470 > 250
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
7,800 m 1,110 hp 1,536 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 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
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RB5 518 → 7 460 Sl icon.png
SB7 723 → 10 441 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications47 400 Rp icon.png
86 300 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 500 Ge icon.png
Crew training52 000 Sl icon.png
Experts185 000 Sl icon.png
Aces940 Ge icon.png
Research Aces480 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
90 / 210 / 440 % Sl icon.png
166 / 166 / 166 % 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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Airframe
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Cover
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mg131_belt_pack
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SC 250
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Flamm C 250
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MK 108 cannon
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R6 modification
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R5 modification
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Armaments

Offensive armament

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

The Bf 109 G-14 is armed with:

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

When it comes to selecting armament, it is largely dependent on the role the pilot intends to fulfil. Equipping bombs should generally only be considered as a last resort or when air cover is sufficient to facilitate tactical bombing. The very potent 30 mm cannon and gun pods should generally only be done if there is a significant threat from enemy bombers and heavy fighters. Keep in mind that while the 30 mm shells pack a high explosive filling, their muzzle velocity and ballistic coefficient results in a slow and fairly inaccurate shell. If chasing after enemy fighters, with a minimal profile exposed, it is not unusual to see 30 mm shells doing minimal damage to wings due to not detonating. Ideally, the 30 mm should only be fired against large frame aircraft from angles at which they expose the most of the plane's frame to ensure a detonation within the airframe. Keep also in mind that the Mk 108 only carries 65 rounds of ammo for the centre-mounted cannon, and 35 per gun pod, making trigger pulls very costly (especially considering its fire rate). As for belt selections for the Mk 108, it should generally be anything but the default belt due to the higher content of minegeschoß shells, beyond that it is personal preference since the difference is only cosmetic.

Adding the twin 20 mm MG 151 gun pods will substantially increase the G-14's fighting potential and longevity against other enemy fighters, due to carrying a total of 250 extra rounds. Additionally, the 20 mm's ballistic trajectory is very similar to the 13 mm machine guns, allowing for firing both weapons simultaneously at an enemy target. However keep in mind that the gun pods will run out of ammunition faster than the centre-mounted one, so if it happens, it is usually a good indication of when it is time to head back to reload, as not much ammo will usually remain in the centre mounted one afterwards. As for belts, it should generally be stealth or air targets, since every other belt option either sacrifices explosive content and contains more tracer rounds in exchange for better ground attack capabilities which are very poor even with the armoured targets belt.

Finally, keep in mind it is possible to carry both 13 mm, 20 mm, and 30 mm weaponry, however, due to the 30 mm's poor ballistic properties, it should be mapped to fire on a different button. Also remember that while gun pods can be swapped while on the airfield in game, the centre-mounted cannon can't and can only be changed from the hangar.

Suspended armament

List of setups (4)
Setup 11 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
Setup 21 x Flam C 250 incendiary bomb
Setup 32 x 30 mm MK 108 cannon (secondary) (ammunition: 70 rounds)
Setup 42 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon (secondary) (ammunition: 270 rounds)

The Bf 109 G-14 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 (gunpods) (35 rpg = 70 total)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, wing-mounted (gunpods) (135 rpg = 270 total)
  • 1 x Flam C 250 incendiary bomb

Usage in battles

The Bf 109 G-14 is similar to the other 109s in terms of playstyle, having a few tweaked upgrades making it better than its predecessors and a similar ability like the Bf 109 G-10 to change its 20 mm nose cannon for a 30 mm one makes it have a different range of possibility to use the G-14 compared to the other 109s. The Bf 109 are dedicated fighters but can but used in a lot of roles in battles ranging from fighter role to bomber role, even though it got limited options on the latter choice it can be proven useful at them all.

The G-14 can either use a single MG 151 (20 mm) or MK 108 (30 mm) option when heading to battle, depending on what target is in mind, also being able to increase its firepower a lot with either 2 x extra 20 mm or 30 mm gun pods. But equipping these pods is trading speed and manoeuvrability for firepower, which can be great in certain situations but its a well paid off trade when doing hit and runs on enemy targets increasing the successfullness of destroying the enemy aircraft. Even though it excelles in a fighter role there is still enemy fighters to be aware of like P-51H-5-NA, Spitfire F Mk 22 and I-225 which can in experienced hands prove lethal to the G-14.

G-14 can also be equipped with a single 250 kg bomb it can with accuracy drop on unsuspecting ground targets with high precision, making 109s efficient at close air support in ground battles. But can also be a huge benefit in destroying AI grounds during air matches in case friendly bombers or attackers are destroyed and there is only medium or heavy targets left which the 30 mm or 20 mm can't make a dent on. This is where the SC250JA (250 kg) come in handy and with an experienced player can become a deadly dive bomber both in air and ground battles.

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:

  • Outstandingly high climb rate and energy retention
  • Great acceleration in a dive and in straight line
  • Powerful and accurate armament of up to 3 x 20/30 mm cannons with mounted gondolas.
  • Nose mounted armament are beginner friendly to aim
  • Additional 20/30 mm cannon gondolas don't impact performance that much
  • In comparison to the G6, improved all around performance due to lighter weight while retaining same engine

Cons:

  • Top speed is rather mediocre, comparing to something like Ki-84 ko
  • Not very manoeuvrable (compresses at high speeds and relatively high wing-loading hampers low speed manoeuvrability)
  • The stock single 20 mm gun is lacking vs. heavy armoured targets
  • The rip speed of 790 km/h makes power dives impossible
  • Relatively low ammo count
  • In simulator, cockpit visibility (especially backwards) is poor; has severe drifting when taking off
  • Outside of a single 250 kg bomb, the G-14 does not have anything to attack armoured ground targets beyond armoured cars

History

In 1943, the Bf 109 G-6 entered service, while its performance was less than stellar, its worth derived from the ability to be easily modified into dedicated fighter bomber, high altitude interceptor or reconnaissance. likewise, great care was taken to make sure the G6 could fit heavy armament for attacking bombers, which were beginning to appear in force over Germany, and the shortcoming of the Fw 190s at high altitude became increasingly apparent.

In 1944, the RLM, wishing to standardize fighter production, approved the Bf 109 G-14, which essentially a standardized version of the 109, with all improvements found on late production G-6s, including an enlarged vertical tail surface, a new canopy and Flettner tabs, for better control at higher speeds. to easy construction, it had a non-retracting tail wheel, and the distinctive bulges on the upper cowling, which housed the breechblocks of the machine guns.

In addition, the new G-14 was fitted with a DB605ASM engine. itself a heavily modified engine also used in the early G-6. It features water-methanol injection and an enlarged supercharger which is taken directly off a DB506, meaning the engine has better performance at high altitude, while conversely, it has less output at lower altitudes.

Serving alongside the 109 G-10 and K-4 in the later stages of the war, it proved to be a less than stellar performer, being outperformed by the newest types the Western Allies brought into service. However, it performed admirably in its role, and with a good pilot, was more than a match for the large majority of the Allied aircraft.

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See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

External links


Bavarian Aircraft Corporation (BFW*)
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