Original U.S. WWII Named Bring Back Set - M1 Helmet, Me 109 Plane Section, Medals, Patches

Item Description

Original Items: One-of-a-kind set. Private Army Serial number was born in 1925 in Rhode Island and enlisted on December 16th, 1943. He fought in the European Theatre and after the war he brought home some German items as war trophies and souvenirs. This grouping originally purchased from his estate consists of the following items:

- Original U.S. WWII McCord M1 Front Seam Swivel Bale Helmet with Westinghouse liner and original net. The shell chinstrap is named GLEESON.

- Original 14 inch wooden Messerschmitt Bf 109 Tail Fin Swas Section (Me 109). Due to lack of raw materials Bf 109's had wooden tail sections in the late war months.

- Original German WWII Kreigsmarine (Navy) Sports Shirt Eagle Insignia Patch.

- Original German WWII wound badge.

- Original U.S. WWII Medals and patches on red backed display board which include: Bronze Star Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Fourth Army Patch, Rifle Expert Medal, Medal Ribbons and more.

This is a really neat named collection of one American soldier'’s pickups and gear on his journey across Europe during World War Two.

Late-production G-6, G-14, G-14/AS

Some versions of the G-6 and later Gs had a taller, wood-structure tail unit and redesigned rudder with an inset rudder balance protruding forward into the fin which improved stability, at high speeds. The introduction of the WGr. 21 cm (8 in) under-wing mortar/rockets and the 30 mm (1.18 in) MK 108 cannon increased firepower. Certain production batches of the Bf 109G were fitted with aileron Flettner tabs to decrease stick forces at high speeds. A radio-navigational method, the Y-Verführung (Y-Guidance) was introduced with the FuG 16ZY.

Subsequent Bf 109G versions were essentially modified versions of the basic G-6 airframe. Early in 1944, new engines with larger superchargers for improved high-altitude performance (DB 605AS), or with MW-50 water injection for improved low/medium-altitude performance (DB 605AM), or these two features combined (DB 605ASM) were introduced into the Bf 109 G-6. Maximum speed of the G-5/G-6 was 530 km/h (320 mph) at sea level, 640 km/h (391 mph) at 6,600 m (21,650 ft)-rated altitude at 1.42 atm boost.

The G-14 arrived in July 1944 at the invasion front over France. It represented an attempt to create a standard type, incorporating many changes which had been introduced during production of the G-6, and which led to a plethora of variants, plaguing decentralized mass production. The standardization attempt proved to be a failure,[82] but overall the type offered improved combat performance, as MW 50 power boosting water injection (increasing output to 1,800 PS (1,775 hp, 1,324 kW), the clear-view Erla Haube was now standard installation.[83] Top speed was 568 km/h (353 mph) at sea level, and 665 km/h (413 mph) at 5 km (16,400 ft) altitude. A high-altitude fighter, designated G-14/AS was also produced with the DB 605ASM high-altitude engine. The ASM engine was built with a larger capacity supercharger, and had a higher rated altitude, and correspondingly the top speed of the G-14/AS was 560 km/h (348 mph) at sea level, and 680 km/h (422 mph) at 7.5 km (24,600 ft) altitude.

There was increasing tendency to use plywood on some less vital parts e.g. on a taller tailfin/rudder unit, pilot seat or instrument panel. A cautious estimate based on the available records suggest that about 5,500 G-14s and G-14/AS were built.

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