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Bf109 E/F main wheel value needed

Article about: Hi Guys I have had this Bf109 late E / Early F main wheel for many years and it now needs a new home but I have no idea of a value. Hope someone can put a price on it. Regards Drew UK

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    Looks late war to me and way over priced , i was selling the Early ME109 B of B models wheels for 300 Euros each 2 years ago

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    I look forward to the research, using the serial number on the wheel.

    Should be interesting..

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    Quote by drew View Post
    Hi Rick
    Thanks for taking the time to look into this wheel.
    I must admit I was never aware of G or K planes using these early hubs.
    Good luck with the research and keep us informed of your findings.
    Let me know if you need more/better pictures.
    Regards

    Drew
    No problems Drew,
    I enjoy it , and on holidays so some free time.
    I was working on the tyre sizes 1st them working back from there.
    Good News !
    I have a match for the serial # of the wheel to an F model , 8 - 2024
    (See pics below ) The tyre size does not match , I will run some more numbers on E & G models to compare when I get home later on.
    Cheers Rick

    Bf109 E/F main wheel value needed

    Bf109 E/F main wheel value needed

    Bf109 E/F main wheel value needed

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    Here is the same parts photos for a 42 G Model to compare.
    Cheers Rick

    Bf109 E/F main wheel value needed

    Bf109 E/F main wheel value needed

    Bf109 E/F main wheel value needed

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    As you can see the part number is different , but the tyre size is correct for what you have .
    The early G models wheel parts where a carry over from the F model , and despite the different part numbers I am quite sure they where interchangeable .
    The wheel design changed later on with G models , I have also seen late model F's with solid wheels , so that just confirms to me that they were interchangeable .
    I went through my old books and found a good example photo of an E-4 circa 1940 undergoing bomb trials and it gives a perfect logical example of why they needed to upgrade wheel strength & tyre sizes to carry extra weight , like drop tanks and bombs.
    The std setup was dodgy at the best of times .
    Cheers Rick

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    Anyway , I hope this info helps.
    Trying to keep it simple and logical to understand .
    They never changed the main undercarriage , just made sleeves on the axle stubs to compensate for larger bearings , brakes and tyre sizes to cope with the extra weight of add ons.
    Cheers Rick

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    Great research Rick

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    Very nice piece of work Rick, I hope it's appreciated. What about the post WW2 Spanish air force aircraft, did they use German made wheels?

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    Quote by Anderson View Post
    Very nice piece of work Rick, I hope it's appreciated. What about the post WW2 Spanish air force aircraft, did they use German made wheels?
    Yes mate ,
    The OP thanked me , he has a really nice piece . Lucky he still has the part # label attached
    Glad i could help out and get a positive ID on it .
    As far as the Hispano 109's go , I really don't know 100% , Id guess not , since they had a license contract since 42 to start building them.
    But who knows really unless you were there at the time
    Cheers Rick

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    Official factory figures by Messerschmitt of Export 109 aircraft are very rubbery once you get past the 109E model.
    See list below.
    Look at Switzerland.

    Bf109 E/F main wheel value needed

    Then look at this , mmm ?

    Bf109 E/F main wheel value needed

    Its a nice shot of its wheel construction , to keep it relevant to this thread

    Cheers Rick

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