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MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109
Specifications - Bf 109B


Messerschmitt Bf 109B-2 in flight circa 1938.
[Source: Australian War Memorial/ID #: 129671]

Type: Single-seat fighter
Origin: Bayerische Flegzeugwerke
Crew: One
First Flight: N/A
Service Delivery: February 1937
Total Production: N/A

Powerplant:
Bf 109B-0:
  Model: Junkers Jumo 210B
  Type: Liquid-cooled, inverted V12
  Number: One      Horsepower: 610 hp

Bf 109B-1:
  Model: Junkers Jumo 210D
  Type: Liquid-cooled, inverted V12
  Number: One      Horsepower: 635 hp

Bf 109B-2:
  Model: Junkers Jumo 210E
  Type: Liquid-cooled, inverted V12
  Number: One      Horsepower: 640 hp
  Dimensions:
Wing span: 32 ft. 4½ in. (9.87m)
Length: 27 ft. 11 in. (8.51m)
Height: 8 ft. 6 in. (2.59m)
Wing Surface Area: N/A

Weights:
Empty: 3,483 lbs. (1580kg)
Max. Loaded: 4,850 lbs. (2120kg)

Performance:
Maximum Speed: 292mph (470kph)

Range: N/A
Initial climb: 2,200 ft/min (670.5m/min)
Service Ceiling: 26,575 ft. (8100m)


Armament:
2 × 7.92mm MG 17 above engine.
1 × 7.92mm MG 17 firing through hub.

Avionics: N/A


A Group of Messerschmitt Bf 109B fighters on an airfield, Poland, Sep 1939.
[Source: Bundesarchiv/Bild 101I-379-0015-18]


Sources:
Gunston, Bill - The Encyclodepia of the Worlds Combat aircraft, 1976, Chartwell Books, Inc., New York
Brown, Eric, Captain - Wings of the Luftwaffe, 1979, Airlife Publishing Ltd., Shrewsbury
Gunston, Bill & Wood, Tony - Hitler's Luftwaffe, 1977, Salamander Books Ltd., London
Donald, David - The Complete Encyclopedia Of World Aircraft, 1997, Brown Packaging Books Ltd., London
Scutts, Jerry - Messerschmitt BF109: The Operational Record, 1996, Airlife Publishing Ltd, UK

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