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Aircraft Pictures Discuss Are they still flying? in the World War II - Aviation forums; Took these photos quite a few years ago and was just wondering if the aircraft shown are still airworthy? Grumman ...

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    Are they still flying?

    Took these photos quite a few years ago and was just wondering if the aircraft shown are still airworthy?

    Grumman Avenger


    Vought Corsair


    Me-109




    Thanks in advance

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    Go to the following link and you will see at least 2 of the types for sale.

    Courtesy Aircraft, Inc.: premier dealer of quality Warbird and civilian aircraft

    Also, they have a ton of other very expensive and extremely labor intensive (compared to your average bug smasher) aircraft to buy.

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    That is not actually a Bf-109 up there, you do know that right?


    fly boy:"isnt that the first jet bomber becasue i have flown one in a flight sim before and i know how it handles"

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    did you take all those pictures in the UK?

    "Reminds me of the time I sank the Tirpitz" comments a Spitfire pilot, "One pass of course, old boy."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerAdlerIstGelandet
    That is not actually a Bf-109 up there, you do know that right?
    I've been wondering for the firat picture ive seen of that plane why the nose is so.... non DB-601-ish


    "The German Luftwaffe always fought without any reserves. This is also the reason why we have pilots with extremely high numbers of victories."
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    That aircraft is a HS-1112 built by Spain.

    Spain was liscense building the Bf-109 but never recieved the DB-601 engines so they put 12-cylinder "V" configured, 1,300 hp Hispano-Suiza 12Z-17 engine and a three bladed propeller. That is why the nose looks different. It is basically a Bf-109 with a different engine, built by a different country and different name.

    The reason it is painted that way is because many of them are used in making movies most noticably Memphis Belle. Due to the lack of flying Bf-109s they use the Hs-1112.


    fly boy:"isnt that the first jet bomber becasue i have flown one in a flight sim before and i know how it handles"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerAdlerIstGelandet
    The reason it is painted that way is because many of them are used in making movies most noticably Memphis Belle. Due to the lack of flying Bf-109s they use the Hs-1112.
    Also in "Battle of Britain".

    This Hs 1112 seems a bit similar to "jumoschmitt" - early Bf109 equipped with Jumo engines.

    Horrido!! Brunner PL

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    Thats what the Hs-1112 looked like. All of them.


    fly boy:"isnt that the first jet bomber becasue i have flown one in a flight sim before and i know how it handles"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerAdlerIstGelandet
    That aircraft is a HS-1112 built by Spain.

    Spain was liscense building the Bf-109 but never recieved the DB-601 engines so they put 12-cylinder "V" configured, 1,300 hp Hispano-Suiza 12Z-17 engine and a three bladed propeller. That is why the nose looks different. It is basically a Bf-109 with a different engine, built by a different country and different name.

    The reason it is painted that way is because many of them are used in making movies most noticably Memphis Belle. Due to the lack of flying Bf-109s they use the Hs-1112.
    Many Ha-1112s were also built with Merlins and had 4-blade props, nicht wahr?

    Mtr Bao

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    Yes the second spanish version was built with a Merlin. Not sure how many though.


    fly boy:"isnt that the first jet bomber becasue i have flown one in a flight sim before and i know how it handles"

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    Thanks for the info on the Me-109 (or not). The shots were taken many moons ago in Northern Ireland. The aircraft involved haven't been seen here since (to the best of my knowledge) and I just wondered if they were still doing the show circuits.

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    Yes there are many of them and they are all still flying.


    fly boy:"isnt that the first jet bomber becasue i have flown one in a flight sim before and i know how it handles"

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Mtr Bao View Post
    Many Ha-1112s were also built with Merlins and had 4-blade props, nicht wahr?

    Mtr Bao
    Actually, that is a merlin powered 1112....the hisso-powered one had a substantially different cowling. Looked, I don't know, sort of Italian....

    pgf

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgf_666 View Post
    Actually, that is a merlin powered 1112....the hisso-powered one had a substantially different cowling. Looked, I don't know, sort of Italian....

    pgf
    Yes we know back in August of 2006 I told them it was a Hispano. The 1112 by the way is Spanish not Italian.

    There are however several original 109s still flying.


    fly boy:"isnt that the first jet bomber becasue i have flown one in a flight sim before and i know how it handles"

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