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    Yet Another 'What Aircraft Is This?' Thread

    A mate of mine found this pic amongst his grandfather's things- nothing is known about it at all, though the grandfather served in Africa at one point. Looks like a 109 to me, except for the canopy..? But can anyone shed any light please..?

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    Definitely a Bf109. Looks like the canopy's busted and has been stuck in that position - the guy sitting in the cockpit must have found that a pretty tight squeeze!
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    Yep a 109 but it is mirrored should look like this.

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    Deffo a Bf109, looks like a G model to me and the lumpy fairings over the cowl guns and the canopy style suggest G-6. The main canopy and rear section would detach if the jettison handle was pulled, looks like someone might have pulled it unwittingly on this example.

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    I agree it's a 109G. The canopy hinges to the starboard side so that one is obviously damaged and has been jammed in that vertical position.

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    Interesting how it's opened so evenly, that you'd think it was designed to do so. A view of the way the hinge on the right side of the cockpit looks would be very enlightening. (One can only live in hope that such a photo exists.)
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    Ok, got another picture from my mate-

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    -which has the number '544' visible on the tail. A quick Google of bf109 544 turned up this image, taken at Gardermoen in 1945-

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    So what do we know about this. Captured/abandoned base at the end of the war, maybe?

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