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Messerschmitt Me-109 H-4

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Notes
-Very good aircraft to fly (realistic flight model as well)
-Great cockpit view

Controls
-Nothing special

Designed in late 1944, the Me-109 H-4 took the lessons learned from earlier H aircraft and improved upon them. Coupled with a bigger canopy for better visibility, a contra-rotating propeller system, and five super chargers meant that the H-4 could go higher and faster then any Me-109 before it. In August of 1945, a patrol of American troops recovered the fully-intact H-4, and it was brought back to America for evaluation. Testing in 1946 revealed that the aircraft could climb to an altitude of around 50,000 feet, with a top speed of 700 miles per hour at that altitude. Using a test bomber to see how effective it would have been in its intended role of interception, the H-4 would have been devastating, possibly changing the course of the war had it ever entered service. Records show that two were built, but only one was found, leading so,e experts to believe that the Soviets captured the other. The H-4, nicknamed "Harry" (after the test pilot who flew it) now resides in the Aerostyle Military Archive in Illinois.

General Characteristics

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.622
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.11
  • Wing Loading 34.9lbs/ft2 (170.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 517.8ft2 (48.1m2)
  • Drag Points 8830

Parts

  • Number of Parts 199
  • Control Surfaces 6