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Operation "Torch" questions

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Hey all

  I have a question for all the knowledgeable people on here. What aircraft did the Allies face during operation "Torch"?  I have a Trumpeter Bf109G-2 trop and would like to know if this would have been used during operation  "Torch" or if it came out later in the war. Also what armament did the Bf109G-2 trop have?

Thanks

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one 20mm MG 151 firing through the propeller hub and 2 X MG 17 7.92 mm over the engine.   Numerous Rustzatz available, too.

Here is a G2 in Tunisia:

 

Messerschmitt-Bf-109G2-5.JG27-(B13+-)-ba

Messerschmitt-Bf-109G2-5.JG27-(B13+-)-ba

And here are some brand-spanking new ones fresh from the factory in desert camo scheme:

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From a former Michigander...  (Still a Detroit Lions fan)

 

Gaz

 

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12 hours ago, GazzaS said:

one 20mm MG 151 firing through the propeller hub and 2 X MG 17 7.92 mm over the engine.   Numerous Rustzatz available, too.

Here is a G2 in Tunisia:

 

Messerschmitt-Bf-109G2-5.JG27-(B13+-)-ba

Messerschmitt-Bf-109G2-5.JG27-(B13+-)-ba

And here are some brand-spanking new ones fresh from the factory in desert camo scheme:

43265364664_d53a91b698_o.jpg

 

From a former Michigander...  (Still a Detroit Lions fan)

 

Gaz

 

So no wing cannons then? Thanks Gaz

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FYI E-7 has a fuel tank underneath, not a bomb (in which case it would be an E-4/B...)

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7 hours ago, CrankyCrafstman said:

So no wing cannons then? Thanks Gaz

Sometimes, the MG 151 wing gun pods were removable and would be put on or taken off depending on mission requirements.

 

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On 1/12/2019 at 5:33 AM, GazzaS said:

 

Messerschmitt-Bf-109G2-5.JG27-(B13+-)-ba

 

Gaz

 

Sorry to go off topic, but I HAVE to ask.. what is going on with that Rudder??

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1 hour ago, NigelR32 said:

Sorry to go off topic, but I HAVE to ask.. what is going on with that Rudder??

Hi Nige

 It kind of looks like it's covered with a canvas bag.  :hsmack:

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I wasn't there...  But I would guess something hit the rudder hard enough to collapse the inner structure but without tearing it,  leaving the canvas to sag.

 

Cheers!

 

Gaz

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