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How much work is involved to convert a Revell 1/32 Bf-109G-6 to a G-14? It has both early and late version

parts. What do I need to convert it to a G-14? jon

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15 hours ago, jonwinn said:

How much work is involved to convert a Revell 1/32 Bf-109G-6 to a G-14? It has both early and late version

parts. What do I need to convert it to a G-14? jon

 

All sorts of exceptions to the rule when it comes to later war -109's but if I recall correctly,  you would just need to retain the fuselage MW50 filler cover (pretty sure this is already on the fuselage but marked to be filled in for the regular G-6).  You will also want to go with the tall tail and Erla-Haube canopy.  As mentioned, those bits are in the kit.   Only other item would be the aft cockpit panel behind the pilot's head. The G-6 panel was flat, while the G-14's panel had a raised section to accommodate (I think) the battery which had to be moved forward when the MW50 tank was installed.   I don't recall whether or not this part was in the Revel kit or not but if you have to scratch build that fairing, it shouldn't be too difficult.

 

I'm not a true -109 experten, so if anyone sees mistakes in this info, please jump in to help!

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Thanks, the kit has both  bulkheads behind  the pilots head, the one with the "step" for the battery and the

smooth one. I read there was no "real" G-14 , that they were just upgraded G-6s and the kit has all the parts

for that "version". Now all I need is Hartmann's decals for his "white washed" plane when he was with JG53. jon

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He did fly an Me-262 for a bit but decided to go back to his squadron on the Eastern front and

not "abandon" them. Also the Russians I don't think had anything "high tech" at the time that a

standard Bf-109 with a well trained pilot couldn't handle. jon

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21 hours ago, 11bee said:

Cool link.   Surprised to see that in Feb of 45, the top ace of the Luftwaffe was still flying a G-6.   

A late G-6 was identical to a G-14. Really just a change in designation. 

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On 8/16/2019 at 5:35 PM, Cool Hand said:

A late G-6 was identical to a G-14. Really just a change in designation. 

 

What for?

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It was an attempt to consolidate all the variations in equipment over the G-6 production into a single standard. This was less than successful as these variations continued to be seen in the G-14 line. For example: some G-14's with short tails and standard(non Erla hood) canopies. The only thing that seems to be universal in the G-14 was the tank for MW 50 and the corresponding move in battery position.

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On 8/19/2019 at 2:41 PM, Cool Hand said:

It was an attempt to consolidate all the variations in equipment over the G-6 production into a single standard. This was less than successful as these variations continued to be seen in the G-14 line. For example: some G-14's with short tails and standard(non Erla hood) canopies. The only thing that seems to be universal in the G-14 was the tank for MW 50 and the corresponding move in battery position.

 

I didn’t know that. 190s are

more up my alley but it’s nice to learn more about the 109. Wouldn’t the armament be similar across G-14s?

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Yes. Two MG 131 12.7mm machine guns in the cowl and one MG 151/20 20mm cannon firing through the engine was the base armament. The U4 modification replaced the MG 151/20 with a MK 108 30mm cannon. 20mm cannon gondolas could also be mounted to any G-6 or G-14.

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