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Me 109 - One Summer, Two Messerschmitts DVD
$25 US Dollars (12.99 Pound
Sterling) available online via flyingmachines.tv
Contents and Media:
||One DVD - 78
minutes running time
full colour both mid and late production 109 Gs in action with high
quality sound recordings.
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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
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
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
To purchase you are directed to
Ebay.UK . Format is either region 1 or region 2.
Review Text Copyright ©
2006 by Ashley Lamb
Page Created 04 November, 2006
Last updated 05 November, 2006
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