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OT: BF-109 wing question - 3/22/2019 12:45:34 AM   
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question for the aviation experts, what is this thing on the left wing of this BF-109G ?

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RE: OT: BF-109 wing question - 3/22/2019 1:49:02 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Jorge_Stanbury

Off topic:

question for the aviation experts, what is this thing on the left wing of this BF-109G ?

thanks in advance




Well obviously, it's the mating proboscis ...

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RE: OT: BF-109 wing question - 3/22/2019 1:53:56 AM   
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lol, I think it is a radio antenna, but why there? looks awkward

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RE: OT: BF-109 wing question - 3/22/2019 5:19:35 AM   
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I'd say it is the Morane rod antenna used with the Fug 16zy D/F radio system. Green in "Warplanes of the Third Reich" mentions it being positioned under the port wing of later war Me 109s like the G-10. And yes it looks awkward but apparently one of the features of the system was it allowed German ground controllers to track the fighter's signal and guide it for operations in poor visibity (ie Northern European winter conditions).



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RE: OT: BF-109 wing question - 3/22/2019 7:30:54 PM   
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lol, I think it is a radio antenna, but why there? looks awkward


Negative. The radio antenna runs from the post behind the cockpit to the top of the vertical stabilizer.


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RE: OT: BF-109 wing question - 3/22/2019 8:10:18 PM   
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It is what Buckrock said,
not the normal radio antenna, but something specialized

I found on wikipedia:

FuG 16 Z, ZE and ZY: These sets were airborne VHF transceivers used in single-seat fighter aircraft for R/T and W/T communications, and were also used for ground fixes and DF homing on ground stations when used in conjunction with the FuG 10P or FuG 10ZY. Installed for Bf 109G-3/G-4 and later, Fw 190A-4 and later subtypes. Frequency Range was 38.5 to 42.3 MHz. The FuG 16ZY was also used for Y-Verfahren (Y-Control), in which aircraft were fitted up as Leitjäger or Fighter Formation Leaders that could be tracked and directed from the ground via special R/T equipment. Aircraft equipped with ZY were fitted with a Morane whip aerial array. Principal components: Transmitter, Receiver, Modulator in one case, S 16 Z Tx, E 16 Z Rcvr, NG 16 Z Modulator Dynamotor U 17 Antenna Matching unit AAG 16 Z Modulator Unit MZ 16 Homing Unit ZVG 16 Indicator AFN - 2

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RE: OT: BF-109 wing question - 3/22/2019 8:13:10 PM   
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Buckrock has it right.

http://www.fhms.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=512:luftwaffe-fug-16-antennas&catid=39:eduard-brassin-set&Itemid=61

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