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  1. In the previous thread there was a question about the armour of the Bf 109. Here's the Me 109 G (DB 605) armour scheme according to british sources (dated 1944 ... so take it with a grain of salt)
  2. Leuchtpistolenloch Only correcting the spelling. Not sure if that's the authentic name for it.
  3. What is the "original data" (= the primary source)? I don't see a source for the 80 and not for 701 and no explanation where the numbers are from or how they were estimated. Is it based on allied intel? Loss number? Squadron strength reports? Inteview of a former factory employee? Some delivery report? So far we have seen the numbers of 3 different books without any source. If there is another book that mentions the primary sources then please quote this instead. But you don't need to waste your time with it, I don't really care what the number is.
  4. It's not like Rodeike is giving any source for the block ranges or the derived numbers. It seems like the book doesn't even have a list or references. In the A-8 chapter Rodekei states: Most of the allocated blocks were not built completely and a great parts of the ranges were not used. The same applies to the previous variants. The actual number of produced and delivered machines can't be determined exactly ..." 80 or 701, both numbers are simply opinions given by authors.
  5. Counting the numbers will not help as the given numbers don't always equal the allocated serial numbers ranges, e.g. 340 210 - 340 360 isn't 110 430 310 - 430 360 isn't 30 Someone would need to check the primary source(s). Unfortunately it seems to be not given ('vorliegenden Unterlagen').
  6. Something's wrong here: "430 460 - 430 510 = 60 Flugzeuge" ... but only 51 serial numbers in the range.
  7. MET = Motorized or Mechanized Enemy Transport. Not sure which one is the original meaning, but as they mean the same target type it doesn't really matter. MT = Motor Transport. I think this is the official or very late war/post war term. It's used for example in a 1949 manual. HDT = Horse Drawn Transport.
  8. Collision detection with ground and objects like trees will most likely stress the CPU.
  9. Mixture 70% is auto rich, which will give best performance at all altitudes. Mixture 100% is full rich, use it only when automatic mixture control is damaged. Mixture 30% is auto weak for economic flying. Mixture 0% is used to shit down the engine.
  10. Spitfire has 2 fuel tanks and there is a fuel gauge at the bottom right corner of the instrument panel. It shows only the content of the bottom fuel tank and only if flying straight for a couple of seconds. A very conservative approach is to fly with 100% fuel and return when top tank is empty = when the needle of the fuel gauge starts dropping. That gives you more than 1 hour flight time including some extended combat time at emergency power.
  11. They were only used until September 1944 and only from UK airfields.
  12. Spitfire Vb (LF variant) Spitfire Vc (F and LF variant) Spitfire XII
  13. Not exactly what you are looking for, but at least some hint on what kind off weather information were available to RAF squadrons of the 2nd TAF in 1944/1945 is given in:
  14. No disassembling needed. just unplug and spray it in each of the slots of the levers and move them full forward/backward a few times. Wait a few hours.
  15. I apply contact spray regularly, helps with the spiking. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Company-300554-Specialist-Contact-Cleaner/dp/B084VP9JJK
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