2 Staffel I. Gruppe Nahaufklärungsgruppe 14 - 2./NAGr14
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 (5F+3) unknown pilot of 3./NAGr 14 (Nahaufklärungsgruppe 14) Germany April 1945
Profiles and Photo Data: G-10: (light fighter with DB605D/DM/DBM engine). The G-10 was an attempt to match the proven Bf 109 G-6/G-14 airframe with the new and more powerful DB 605D engine with minimal disruption of the production lines. Despite what the designation would suggest, it appeared in service after the G-14 and somewhat the K-4 in November 1944. Early production G-10s used fuselages taken from the G-14 production lines, this was probably a source of confusion as many authors still believe many G-10 were based on recycled G-series fuselages. The most recognizable change was the standardized use of the "Erla-Haube" canopy, sometimes referred to (incorrectly) as the "Galland" hood. This canopy improved the pilot's view by reducing the number of support struts, which was often criticized before. The G-10 was produced in very substantial numbers, with some 2,600 G-10s produced until the war's end. The Bf 109 G-10, AS-engined G-5s, G-6s and G-14s as well as the K-4 saw a refinement of the bulges covering the breeches of the cowl mounted MG 131, these taking on a more elongated and streamlined form, barely discernible on the upper sides of the cowl panels, as the large engine supercharger required a redesign of the cowling.
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Profiles and Photo Data: Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10/U4/R2 W.Nr. 770269 (WNF), from 2./NAGr 14, Fuerth, May 1945.
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