Bf-109f Trop Franz Stigler

by   14.9k ThePilotDude  8 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 3 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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    10.8k CeeToTheZee

    Oh yeah A Higher Call!
    I read that book a long time ago and just remembered about it after seeing this post. Great book, great story, great people. I'm so glad they found each other in the end.

    2 months ago
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    Respect

    2 months ago
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    @ThePilotDude The Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler incident in a really surprising encounter because he remarked that seeing the ye old pub riddled with large holes made him think that it was what it was like shooting men in there parachutes. And he never spoke about it because he would be court martialed but I think that was really considerate thing to do, helping someone who is in a bad situation and helping him to a nearby air base. :')

    2 months ago
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    @ThePilotDude Ok!

    3 months ago
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    14.9k ThePilotDude

    @ZwillingerLuftfox46
    Sure! That would be a fun little project, I'll tag you when it's done

    3 months ago
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    @ThePilotDude Can you make a BF-109-Z1? I was trying to do so myself(with another build, yours was to complicated), but it wasn't going too well.

    3 months ago
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    @ThePilotDude To hard. u do it.

    4 months ago
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    @ThePilotDude Ok Thanks!

    4 months ago
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    14.9k ThePilotDude

    @ZwillingerLuftfox46 it'd be a complicated process, you'd have to lengthen each of the orange nose fuselage pieces and then lengthen the blue ones just like you did for the orange

    +1 4 months ago
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    @ThePilotDude Yes, your right. And if I ever get the chance to make a BF-109-Z I will use your BF-109 to do it. But how exactly do I lengthen the nose? Do I add another section to it or do I somehow change the length of the nose piece itself?

    4 months ago
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    14.9k ThePilotDude

    @ZwillingerLuftfox46 agreed, but I'm happy with the way the aircraft turned out. If you want to, by all means, go ahead! If it bothers you just add some length to the nose

    4 months ago
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    Can you please make the nose a little bit longer? It seems too short in comparison with the tail and the rest of the aircraft.

    4 months ago
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    843 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

    7 months ago
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    606 Diver

    @Tankace1 you're welcome

    7 months ago
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    843 Tankace1

    Thanks@Diver

    7 months ago
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    606 Diver

    @Tankace1 whoo

    7 months ago
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    606 Diver

    @Tankace1 ok

    7 months ago
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    14.9k ThePilotDude

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

    7 months ago
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    27.0k Mostly

    @ThePilotDude Well, it did happen w/ EternalDarkness

    7 months ago
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    14.9k ThePilotDude

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

    7 months ago
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    27.0k Mostly

    Hasn't this been featured twice??

    7 months ago
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    843 Tankace1

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

    +1 7 months ago
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    Oh Scheiße, ich brauche Hilfe hier, Sanitäter!

    7 months ago
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    843 Tankace1

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

    7 months ago
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    843 Tankace1

    Was yellow 2 the gray camo one

    7 months ago
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