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Cigarette lighter for a Bf-109E.........
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 08:42 AM UTC
According to an article in an old issue of FSM, Adolph Galland had a cigarette lighter in his 109. How and/or where can I scratchbuild this lighter for the 109E the I'm currently building? The issue of FSM is Sept. 1994. Any help would be great..
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 09:09 AM UTC
He did. It was to light a cigar, when returning from a mission. I'll see if I can find any pics.
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 09:16 AM UTC
Thanks BC. The one pic that I have is too small to see anything that even looks like a lighter.
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 06:45 AM UTC
You mean to tell me that I found a topic that no one knows anything about? Hmm, Just my luck
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 07:02 AM UTC
A cigarette lighter? What scale is your Me109 anyway?


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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 08:57 AM UTC
It's a 1/32 scale 109.
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 10:26 AM UTC

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You mean to tell me that I found a topic that no one knows anything about? Hmm, Just my luck



Sorry, Penny still looking.
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 05:32 PM UTC

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It's a 1/32 scale 109.



Ok ok. I just imagined you fitting a lighter in a 1/72 Me109...lol.

Toni
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2002 - 07:17 AM UTC
If you want to personalize his bf109, I've got a good one for you.
It happenned when he was still flying missions from northwestern France against England.
On a sunny day, he loaded a bucket of oisters behind his seat in his plane and flew to see his pals at another base. On the way, he intercepted allied planes and shot down a few( probably 4 engined bombers, but I can't really remember).
Flying typical french goods (wine, cheese...) in surprising parts of the plane was often done later by raf personel flying back home (only after june 1944 of course...). :-) :-)

I hope it'll give some ideas !
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2002 - 07:29 AM UTC

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If you want to personalize his bf109, I've got a good one for you.
It happenned when he was still flying missions from northwestern France against England.
On a sunny day, he loaded a bucket of oisters behind his seat in his plane and flew to see his pals at another base. On the way, he intercepted allied planes and shot down a few( probably 4 engined bombers, but I can't really remember).
Flying typical french goods (wine, cheese...) in surprising parts of the plane was often done later by raf personel flying back home (only after june 1944 of course...). :-) :-)

I hope it'll give some ideas !



Didn't he have some lobsters too? I seem to recall something like that.
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2002 - 11:16 PM UTC
A few years ago, while stationed in Spain, I met a guy named Harry Schwartz (sp). He started WWII in P-40's but was re-trained on P-51s when he got to England. Probably the only reason he's still alive. Anyway, Harry said at the end of the war, he and a few other pilots used to fly over to Ireland and fill up a 50 gallon drop tank with fresh milk and fly back so the children of the village by his airbase could have fresh milk. Of course 1 or 2 droptanks were used in the chow hall on base, but the villagers really appreciated the milk.
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2002 - 09:12 AM UTC
Just wanted to let you guys know that I finally found some info on the cigarette lighter. Galland was right handed and the lighter was on the right side of the instrument panel.

Thanks for the help.
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2002 - 05:15 AM UTC
In the pacific, some guys invented a special drop tank, fitted with a wind driven stirrer.
it was filled with milk.
A quick training flight up to max ceiling, where it's real cold... and a quick flight down to the ground...
And what have you got ? Ice cream !
Now, is this real, or is it only some kind of legend ?