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20 Jun 2019 11:11PM
Great shot!

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21 Jun 2019 6:58PM
Just finished reading 3 books on the siege of Malta, and the huge role played in it by the various marks of the Bf 109 (until Hitler moved the X Fleigerkorps out of Sicily to fight elsewhere).

A lovely action shot of this very famous, excellent warplane.
Jestertheclown 11 8.0k 252 England
21 Jun 2019 9:02PM
That's actually a "Buchon."

A Bf.109 airframe, married to a Rolls Royce Merlin engine, produced in Spain after the second world war.
21 Jun 2019 10:22PM
I must admit, you learn something every day. No mention of that in the programme and I couldn't hear the PA system to clearly at that time
TornadoTys 4 27 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2019 9:38PM

Quote:That's actually a "Buchon."

A Bf.109 airframe, married to a Rolls Royce Merlin engine, produced in Spain after the second world war.



I remember once as a child my dad telling at an airshow that the Messerschmitt BF 109 flying has a Rolls Royce engine in it !
Even then I was an airfix kit modeller and I knew their was no way a British engine would go in a German plane.
Then he told me they are actually Spanish planes in German markings, again I though Spain was not in WW2 he has had too many pale ales ! !

If I was a child now Google would be my friend and I would know all about the Buchon !
The other thing to note is the German engine is actually mounted upside down in the 109 and the Rolls Royce is not, and RR is 28 litres and original 109 engine is 34 litres !!

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