Postwar S-199 Copy of Me-109....

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Postwar S-199 Copy of Me-109....

Post by Linkagain » 17 Apr 2021 03:06

Used by the IDF AF copy of a ME-019 fighter plane powered by a bomber engine powerplant!!!

Bizzarre but it flew sort of... See Wikipeida article 101 Squadron IDF

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Re: Postwar S-199 Copy of Me-109....

Post by ManfredV » 17 Apr 2021 18:22

It wasn't a copy. In WWII many Me-109 (and many other plans, tanks, guns, railway engines and other equipment) were produced in "Reichsprotektorat Böhmen-Mähren". After war many components and materials were in Czechoslovakian factories. So they contiuned to produce Me 109 for their own Air Force and for export. They called their modified Me-109 Avia S 99. But they were short of original DB 605 engines. But they had many Junkers Jumo 211 engines. So they modifed the plane and called it S 199. Jumo 211 was an engine which was originally used for Ju 87, Ju 88 and HE 111.

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Re: Postwar S-199 Copy of Me-109....

Post by Denniss » 21 Apr 2021 15:59

didn't the Jumo engine turn the prop in the other direction than the DB 605? If yes it must have been a hell of a ride on takeoff and landings

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Re: Postwar S-199 Copy of Me-109....

Post by ManfredV » 21 Apr 2021 18:40

I'm not an expert. Generally Me 109 was difficult to start and land. It was impossible to fire through propeller of Jumo 211.

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