View Full Version : Anyone fancy a Messerschmitt replica

The Bigfella
02-14-2008, 08:06 PM
Baby cars that is .....



I remember there was one of the 3 wheelers over in North Sydney that I used to walk past often - it held your attention. Just imagine one of these with a Hayabusa engine. Could be fun.

02-14-2008, 08:22 PM
OK ..but it kind of defeats the porpoise doesn't it ..they're supposed to be German Morgans :D

The Bigfella
02-14-2008, 08:29 PM
Yeah - fancy it being illegal to hang the tail out these days eh. I must admit, it still happens though!

(It is now an offence in NSW to spin your wheels - your car can be confiscated for 3 months if you do it - or permanently, if you do it again - OK if you just drive drunk and don't spin the wheels - that's a relatively lesser offence)

02-14-2008, 08:36 PM
I'd have been gone for a year last week .A bleedin' great hole opened up in our road (about 1200 deep ! ,but fortunately only 400 across ) and I drove into it while watching an approaching low loader ...it's a single lane road .:rolleyes:

I sure spun my wheels getting out !:D But get out I did .

02-14-2008, 09:17 PM
1200 deep......400 across.......i hope those numbers are in millimeters!!

The Bigfella
02-14-2008, 10:01 PM
Would have been fun if it was a bit wider eh?

02-14-2008, 10:30 PM
It was after the low loader crunched it's way across .A washed out pipe .About 800mm across by the time the council got there.Ouch !

02-14-2008, 10:40 PM
and here I was hoping for a Me-109 or Me190........;)

Duncan Gibbs
02-14-2008, 10:46 PM
Just for you Mr P!

The ME 109:

Scott P
02-14-2008, 11:28 PM
If you have a stack of money there's someone building some new ME-262 in seattle

02-15-2008, 12:38 AM

With a Rolls Royce Merlin engine.
it's a good engine but it does spoil the lines to my perfectionist eyes.
I would like one of the new FW 190 Butcherbirds

The Bigfella
02-15-2008, 03:26 AM
Yeah - agree about the spoilt lines. The ME109 had an inverted Daimler Benz V12 IIRC.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-15-2008, 03:38 AM
I thought some of the early 109s had Merlins...

http://www.xs4all.nl/~tozu/me109/foreign/109-spain.htm !!

The Bigfella
02-15-2008, 03:47 AM
I thought some of the early 109s had Merlins...

Trust the Spanish to do something like that.

Duncan Gibbs
02-15-2008, 03:51 AM
Kind of funny seeing them with roundels on them!


Yes, I know... SPANISH roundels!! :rolleyes::p

02-15-2008, 11:34 AM
They are building these right here in Washington. I had one fly over my head a few years ago...

I was like What the!!??




In the Me 262 the German aircraft industry created a potentially war-winning aircraft which could have restored to the Luftwaffe command of the skies over Germany. Compared with the Allied fighters of its day, including the RAF Meteor 1, which entered service at around the same time, it was much faster and packed a much heavier punch. Radar equipped night fighter versions and sub-types designed to stand off from large bomber formations and blast them out of the sky were also developments aginst which the Allies had no answer. Yet for years the programme was held back by official disinterest, and by the personal insistence of Hitler that the world-beating jet should be used only as a bomber!
http://www.btinternet.com/~lee_mail/Me262-1.gifIt was in the autumn of 1938 that Messerschmitt was asked to study the design of a jet fighter, and the resulting Me 262 was remarkably unerring. First flown on a piston engine in the nose, it then flew on its twin turbojets and finally, in July 1943, the fifth development aircraft flew with a nosewheel. Despite numerous snags, production aircraft were being delivered in July 1944 and the rate of production was many times that of the British Meteor. On the other hand the German axial engines were unreliable and casualties due to engine failure, fires or break-up were heavy. The MK 108 gun was also prone to jam, and the landing gear to collapse. Yet the 262 was a beautiful machine to handle and, while Allied jets either never reached squadrons or never engaged enemy aircraft, the 100 or so Me 262s that flew on operations and had fuel available destroyed far more than 100 Allied bombers and fighters. Even more remarkably, by VE-day deliveries of this formidable aircraft had reached a total of 1,433.

Replicas (http://www.stormbirds.com/project/index.html)

The Bigfella
02-15-2008, 07:09 PM
Glad they aren't using Jumos