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Me 109

One Summer - Two Messerschmitts






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Me 109 - One Summer, Two Messerschmitts DVD
Price: $25 US Dollars (12.99 Pound Sterling) available online via flyingmachines.tv
Contents and Media: One DVD - 78 minutes running time
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Experience in full colour both mid and late production 109 Gs in action with high quality sound recordings.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


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Reviewed by Ashley Lamb



The world population of airworthy Me 109s is unfortunately not increasing like P-40s and Hurricanes.
One of the main problems is obtaining a Daimler Benz engine in high mechanical condition suitable for
airworthiness. Presently there are only two 109 Gs making airshow appearances in Germany and a 109 E in Canada.

For those fortunate enough to be able to see one fly at an airshow, it is a wonderful and unique experience. This DVD captures the moment to enjoy from our armchairs!

Most of the production was filmed in 1995 when two 109s were flying at Duxford airfield England. "Black 6" a G-2 and "Black 2" a Buchon fitted with a Daimler Benz 605 D ,appropriate engine cowlings, extended tail wheel and tall rudder -a pretty convincing looking G-10.

The DVD has a minimum of commentary so that the viewer can lap up the terrific sounds of the German engines starting up, taxiing, takeoff, fly pasts and " in cockpit" .The Daimler Benz audio signature is truly unique and quite different to the V12s we commonly hear in Mustangs and P-40s. Black 2 also has a deeper sound than the DB 605A on the G-2.



There are also interviews with one of Black 6's pilots and members of the restoration team give some insight on the difficulties in restoring a 109 to airworthiness

One of the highlights is several low fly pasts of the G-10 coming directly toward the cameraman-great stuff.

This is a super DVD that gives an intimate experience of the 109. It will probably inspire you to build more 109s !
Perhaps a spinning prop ground run with proper audio.

There are trailers on "You Tube" and also the http://www.flyingmachines.tv website. To purchase you are directed to
Ebay.UK . Format is either region 1 or region 2.

Highly Recommended.

Review Text Copyright 2006 by Ashley Lamb
Page Created 04 November, 2006
Last updated 05 November, 2006

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