Flegel's Bf 109 A
|This page is about the premium German fighter Flegel's Bf 109 A. For other uses, see Bf 109 (Family).|
Flegel's Bf 109 A is a premium rank I German fighter with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB/SB) It was introduced in Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica". The plane is painted after the camouflage scheme of Luftwaffe pilot Norbert Flegel in the Condor Legion of the Spanish Civil War.
Though capable in engagements against similar BR'd aircraft, Flegel's Bf 109 A finds itself lacking in power, handling, and armament. As with later 109s, energy preservation is a must, and this aircraft should be used as a Boom and Zoom fighter against larger targets.
This early Bf 109 is a definite collectors vehicle. With a 2 bladed wooden prop and a distinctive camouflage, this plane really only has its looks going for it. With a meagre armament of 2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 guns, it finds itself struggling to bring down heavy aircraft.
| Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 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|
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|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
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Survivability and armour
- No armour plating
- No armour glazing
- Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
- More fuel tanks located in wings near fuselage
The Flegel's Bf 109 A is armed with:
- 2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 1,000 total)
The two machine guns are arranged with both mounted in the upper fuselage, just in front of the cockpit. Each are armed with the same amount of ammunition, which means that all guns will fire with each other until empty.
Usage in the battles
As with the other 109s, Flegel's aircraft should be used as a high-energy fighter. Long turning engagements will almost always result in a loss, especially against Japanese and Russian monoplanes and all biplanes. Side climb for the first bit of the match until you attain at least 2000 meters of altitude, and build airspeed before engaging targets.
Enemy biplanes will outperform you in turning engagements, and many outgun you. Japanese and Russian monoplanes will also outperform you at low speed, making them dangerous targets to engage.
Keep your speed high and altitude higher. Energy is your friend in this aircraft, as the less than heavy armament will often require you to make more than one pass, especially against bombers.
Manual Engine Control
|Controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Separate||Not ontrollable||Not controllable|
|I||Fuselage Repair, Radiator||Offensive 7 mm|
|III||Wing Repair, Engine||New 7 mm MGs|
Pros and cons
- Good energy retention
- Performance at altitude remains decent compared to its contemporaries
- Two bladed wooden prop limits acceleration
- Offensive armament is underwhelming, especially against heavily defended targets
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- Flegel's Bf 109A was available to be earned during the German Unity Day in October 2017. If already unlocked, the player could also receive Panzer II DAK, and 250 GE if a player also has that tank as well.
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