Bf-109f Trop Franz Stigler

by   12.1k ThePilotDude  3 months ago

This aircraft is dedicated to Franz Stigler, a real hero


Franz
This is a Bf-109f Tropical, White 12, group JG-27, belonging to Franz Stigler. Born on August 15, 1918 in Germany was Ludwig Franz Stigler, also known as Franz. The son of a WWI reconnaissance pilot, he loved flight from an early age, was employed by Lufthansa, and flew JU-52's. He was brought into service in the Luftwaffe as an instructor, but after the death of his brother August, who flew JU-88's, he decided to become a fighter pilot, and was stationed in north Africa, in the legendary "Desert Squadron" JG-27, under the command of "Edu" Neumann. Franz quickly became an ace, although by personal choice, didn't mark up his rudder for his victories. Along with many other Luftwaffe pilots, he followed an unwritten code of honor in combat, and was told by his squadron leader, Roedel, that if he ever heard or saw Franz shooting at a man in a parachute, he would shoot him down himself. Nothing shows his honor more than what he did when he encountered the B-17 Ye Olde Pub on Dec. 20 1943. Read about it here

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 28.9ft (8.8m)
  • Length 25.5ft (7.8m)
  • Height 9.3ft (2.8m)
  • Empty Weight 1,118lbs (507kg)
  • Loaded Weight 5,459lbs (2,476kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.469
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.366
  • Wing Loading 20.3lbs/ft2 (99.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 269.0ft2 (25.0m2)
  • Drag Points 3087

Parts

  • Number of Parts 309
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    554 Diver

    @Tankace1 nope.

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    453 Tankace1

    Aren’t you on computer @Diver

    2 months ago
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    453 Tankace1

    Aren’t you on computer I mean maywar island is only for pc players

    2 months ago
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    554 Diver

    @Tankace1 I'm going to move to computer soon

    2 months ago
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    453 Tankace1

    You did an amazing job with the photos I think Maywar island is the perfect place for this plane I wish mobile would add in Maywar island@Diver

    2 months ago
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    554 Diver

    @Tankace1 you're welcome

    2 months ago
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    453 Tankace1

    Thanks@Diver

    2 months ago
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    554 Diver

    @Tankace1 whoo

    3 months ago
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    554 Diver

    @Tankace1 ok

    3 months ago
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    12.1k ThePilotDude

    @Mostly that's strange, well, I didn't get any other notifications about it being featured twice

    3 months ago
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    23.3k Mostly

    @ThePilotDude Well, it did happen w/ EternalDarkness

    3 months ago
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    12.1k ThePilotDude

    @Mostly I don't think so, can that even happen?

    3 months ago
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    23.3k Mostly

    Hasn't this been featured twice??

    3 months ago
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    453 Tankace1

    Hey I finished my ye olde pub b-17 @Diver

    +1 3 months ago
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    Oh Scheiße, ich brauche Hilfe hier, Sanitäter!

    3 months ago
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    453 Tankace1

    It may have been I read the book a long time ago
    @Diver

    3 months ago
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    453 Tankace1

    Was yellow 2 the gray camo one

    3 months ago
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    554 Diver

    @Tankace1 I'm pretty sure it was yellow 2

    3 months ago
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    453 Tankace1

    White 9 was Franz Stigler’s plane at the time of the encounter with the ye olde pub B-17@Diver

    3 months ago
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    554 Diver

    @Tankace 1 white 9?

    3 months ago
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    554 Diver

    @Tankace1 ok

    3 months ago
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    453 Tankace1

    I’m thinking of building white 9 also @Diver

    3 months ago
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    12.1k ThePilotDude

    @Tacocat16 @Tankace1 @Z3RO thanks!

    3 months ago
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    22.8k Z3RO

    something i will have within my game with pride

    3 months ago
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    453 Tankace1

    If you do please let me know right now I’m working on the ye olde pub@Diver

    3 months ago
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