Flegel's Bf 109 A

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Flegel's Bf 109 A
bf-109a_1.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.3/1.3/1.3BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
2.7 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
Junkers Jumo 210DEngine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
790 km/hStructural
280 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gunWeapon 1
1 000 roundsAmmunition
1 151 shots/minFire rate
Economy
250 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png280/400/180Repair
150 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
20 Ge icon.pngAces
× (75 + 100 Talisman.png) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 1.0 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png× 0.6 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png× 0.2 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png
This page is about the premium German fighter Flegel's Bf 109 A. For other uses, see Bf 109 (Family).

Description

GarageImage Bf109AFlegel.jpg


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.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
422 414 9,000 21.5 22.2 5.2 6.5 210
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
462 444 9,000 18.6 20.0 14.9 9.3 210

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
 ???  ???  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
 ?,??? m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp

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

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: MG 17 (7.92 mm)

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

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not ontrollable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair, Radiator Offensive 7 mm
II Compressor Airframe
III Wing Repair, Engine New 7 mm MGs
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good energy retention
  • Performance at altitude remains decent compared to its contemporaries

Cons:

  • Two bladed wooden prop limits acceleration
  • Offensive armament is underwhelming, especially against heavily defended targets

History

The Bf 109 had an important role participating during the Spanish Civil War and was under placed under the command of the "Legion Condor", the plane was the most advanced at the moment since it had characteristics that made it very special that differentiated it from the aircraft enemies. These characteristics were: totally metallic monocoque construction, enclosed cabin and retractable landing gear. Despite being a good plane, it was opaque due to the airplane on the Republican side Polikarpov I-16 and this was a great rival. During the Spanish civil war, several variants were created, each with different engines or models, after showing the good role played by the Bf 109, the German air ministry decided to mass-produce the plane, variants of which remained in service with the Luftwaffe until the end of the war in Europe, and with foreign operators until the 1960s.

Media

An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

Read also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example,

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

Obtainable events

  • 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.

Sources

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • page on aircraft encyclopedia;
  • other literature.


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