Messerschmitt 109 rudder weight

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Russer77
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Messerschmitt 109 rudder weight

Post by Russer77 » 04 Nov 2023 17:06

Hello can I please have your thoughts on this item, I think it’s a mass balance weight off a 109 but would appreciate confirmation from the people who know.
It weighs 4kg (8.8 pounds) and is about 7.5 inches
Thanks for your help
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ShindenKai
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Re: Messerschmitt 109 rudder weight

Post by ShindenKai » 06 Nov 2023 00:55

That's a cool lil bit of history! Certainly looks like it might be the counter-weight. Appears it still has serial numbers too... I hope someone is able to confirm it!

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Re: Messerschmitt 109 rudder weight

Post by Russer77 » 09 Nov 2023 20:10

Ok so a member on a different forum (WAF) has answered my question. The numbers across the bottom are as follows:
8 109 35 0900
8 stands for ‘airframe parts’
109 for BF109
35 0900 is the catalog number
Thanks for looking
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