Technical sheet of the involved fighters

Messerschmitt Bf 109 hunt (Nazi Germany) Model: Me109F-3Wing Span: 9.92 mLength: 8.85 mHeight: 2.59 mWeight: 1 964 kg (empty) and 2 746 kg (loaded)Engine: Daimler-Benz DB601E (1 600 hp)Maximum Speed: 628 km/hMaximum ceiling: 11 600 mNormal Range: 1 600 kmWeapons: 2 MG 151 15 mm machine guns (over engine) and 1 MG FF 20 mm cannon (propeller shaft) Supermarine Spitfire Hunting (United Kingdom) Model: Mk VA (During the Battle of England the English only used Spitfire models I and II. Mk VA was later. They also used the Hawker Hurricane)Wing Span: 11.23 mLength: 9,12 mHeight: 3.02 mWeight: 2 267 kg Read More …

Airborne Blitz

The German command’s determination to fight back the air attack on Berlin played a decisive role in the battle. This was because for the first week of September, the British air fighter command was on the verge of collapse. Having so far concentrated its attacks on RAF airfields and radar stations, the Luftwaffe’s goal of obtaining air superiority to prepare an invasion (according to the original plan of Operation Sea Lion) had been achieved. However, such superiority could not be maintained indefinitely, without a continuation of the original plan. Thus, in practice, the German command’s determination to “punish” the British, Read More …