Bf 109 G-2

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RANK 6 USA
"APACHE" | AH-64A Peten
Bf 109 G-2
bf-109g-2_romania.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.0/4.3/5.3BR
Class
1 personCrew
3.3 tTake-off weight
1.77 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
10 360 mCeiling
Daimler-Benz DB-605AEngine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
790 km/hStructural
360 km/hGear
Offensive armament
20 mm MG 151 cannonWeapon 1
200 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gunWeapon 2
1 000 roundsAmmunition
1 151 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
4 x 50 kg SC50JA bombSetup 1
1 x 250 kg SC250JA bombSetup 2
2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon (secondary)Setup 3
Economy
Sl icon.png6 800/6 010/2 510Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
160 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
500 Ge icon.pngAces
142 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
180 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png180 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png50 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
This page is about the gift German fighter Bf 109 G-2. For other uses, see Bf 109 (Family).

Description

GarageImage Bf 109 G-2.jpg


The Bf 109 G-2 is a premium gift rank III German fighter with a battle rating of 5.3 (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.

General info

Flight performance

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 6,700 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock ___ ___ 10 360 __._ __._ __._ __._ 250
Upgraded 721 696 18.0 19.0 27.7 23.1

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 + -
790 360 460 460 260 ~12 ~6
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 450 < 390 < 450 > 450
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
6.700 m 1,280 hp 1,422 hp

Survivability and armour

Very minimal armour protecting the pilot and engine.

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Bf 109 G-2 is armed with:

  • 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)

The Bf 109 G-2 comes with a nose mounted single 20 mm MG 151 (200 rounds) autocannon and two synchronized 7.92 mm MG 17 (1000 rounds) machine guns all located on the nose of the aircraft. With these stock armaments it is all but a breeze to get on target offering little to no drop when firing. Ammunition conservation is not an issue but pilots may want to pay close attention to their 20 mm with its 200 rounds.

Suspended armament

The Bf 109 G-2 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 4 x 50 kg SC50JA bombs (200 kg total)
  • 1 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb (250 kg total)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, wing-mounted (gunpods) (135 rpg = 270 total)

The Bf 109 G-2 comes with two additional underwing 20 mm MG 151 auto cannons great for attacking light ground targets and making quick work of bombers. The Bf 109 G-2 also comes with four 50 kg SC50JA bombs or a single 250 kg SC250JA bomb which both come in handy when destroying tanks, in tank RB.

Usage in battles

The Bf 109 G-2 is very similar in performance to the Bf 109 G-2/trop. The major difference between the two is the Bf 109 G-2 is faster than its brother but it offers little to no support when facing allied (USA, Britain, USSR, etc.) opponents. It turns better than most aircraft in its tier and holds energy very well.

When used in battles it is best to climb to an altitude of 10,000 ft or more. Maintaining an energy advantage with this aircraft is the best tactic to maintain when in battle. The Bf 109 G-2 preforms extremely well at higher altitudes with the ability to outmanoeuvre most of its opponents. The Bf 109 G-2 is universal when it comes to a preferred flight characteristic but boom and zoom is preferred for the best results.

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 7 mm ETC 50/VIIId
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 20 mm ETC 500/IXb I
IV Engine injection Cover New 20 mm cannons R6 modification
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very good climb rate
  • Good performance in high altitude
  • Decent Turn rate
  • Good energy retention
  • Excellent armament

Cons:

  • Engine overheats quickly
  • Engine very fragile when damaged
  • Wings overload at lower speeds than other fighters at its tier

History

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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.

The Bf 109 G "Gustav" was the most mass-produced variant of the 109, powered by the Daimler-Benz DB 605. The 605 was basically a DB 601 with the cylinder block redesigned to increase displacement from 33.9, to 35.7 liters - which resulted in 175 extra HP with no significant change in size. The Gustav also received improved armament. Instead of the previously standard 7.62mm MG 17 machine guns, 13mm MG 131 heavy machine guns were used. The heavier guns lead to distinct cowling bulges, needed to cover the breechblocks on the new guns.

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, and would ideally need to be replaced with newer, more modern 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.

Media

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

Notable pilots

  • Finnish Air Force pilot Ilmari Juutilainen transitioned from the Brewster Buffalo to the Bf 109 G-2 and felt that it was an extremely aggressive aircraft, one that helped him score 56 of his 94 kills including Soviet La-5 fighters which he felt were more agile than the 109.

See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • 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
Bombers  Me 264
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 · ▄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.

Germany fighters
Heinkel 
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
Messerschmitt 
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
Focke-Wulf 
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
  Foreign:
USA  ▀P-47D
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
Finland  ▀Hawk H-75A-2

Germany premium aircraft
Fighters  He 51 B-2/H · He 112 B-1/U2 · He 112 B-2/U2 · Flegel's Bf 109 A · Bf 109 E-7/U2 · Bf 109 G-2 · Fw 190 C · Fw 190 D-13
  ▀Marcolin's C.R.42 CN · ▀Hawk H-75A-2 · ▀Yak-1B · ▀La-5FN · ▀P-47D · ▀Tempest Mk V
Twin-engine fighters  Bf 109 Z · Bf 110 C-6 · Do 335 B-2 · He 219 A-7 · Ju 388 J · Ta 154 A-1
Jet fighters  Sea Hawk Mk.100 · ▀G.91 R/4
Attackers  Hs 129 B-2 (Romania) · ▀IL-2 (1942)
Bombers  Ar 196 A-3 · BV 238 · Fw 189 A-1 · Ju 288 C · ▀Wellington Mk Ic