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Old 12-20-2004, 09:10 PM
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Andreas Brekken
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Wed Dec 8, 2004 10:37


If 163485 is correct (not listed in Peter Schmoll's book) it would be a G-6, possibly with an AS eingine. I suspect it is really 163435, a G-6/AS built at Regensburg in July 1944.

The 413xxx series are G-6 built at Erla. All the below listed WNr's fit neatly in the 413400 - 413900 range listed by Prien and Rodeike.

The 441801 would be a WNF built G-6 also.

So to the explanation to the fact that all these are listed as G-14's:

The Sollbestand of the unit at the time was probably G-14's. Thus it was supposed to be equipped with this subtype. If the clerks making up the loss lists were less technical than a TO usually was, they would report the WNr's and the aircraft type that the unit was supposed to have.

This is seen very frequent in the loss listings from the RLM also, and in my opinion is one of the bases for the 'mixed batches of subtypes' statements frequently seen in both published books and elsewhere. (The production block xxxxxx consisted of Bf 109G-6 and G-14).

Andreas Brekken
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