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The Messerschmitt Bf 109, often called the Me 109, was a German World War II Luftwaffe fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid 1930s.
The Bf 109 is a fighter featured in Battlefield 1942 issued to the Wehrmacht, Afrika Korps and Royal Italian Army. It has space for one player, who pilots the aircraft. It has two weapons available, its machine guns with 900 rounds of ammunition, and single bombs, with 15 units available.
As with other fighter aircraft, the Bf 109 main role is mostly to support ground troops and to hunt enemy fighters and bombers. Its machine guns are very effective against lighter targets, such as aircraft and cars, and its single bomb can aid greatly in destroying enemy armor.
A bomb is also efficient against emplacements, as a single well-placed bomb can destroy any anti-aircraft gun, defgun or heavy machine gun position. The Bf 109 is especially fast and maneuverable, which makes it the optimal choice for dogfighting compared to other allied craft.
The Bf 109 prime weakness is its weak armor. Anti-aircraft guns rip through it in just a few shots. The Bf 109 requires a certain degree of skill to use effectively.
- Battle of Britain
- El Alamein
- Operation Battleaxe
- Monte Santa Croce
- Operation Baytown
- Raid on Agheila
The National Plane is a vehicle featured in Battlefield Heroes for the Royal Army and is the counterpart to the Royal Plane. The plane can hold three players, one pilot and two passengers. The pilot flies the plane and fires the two machine guns of the plane while the passengers sit on the wings and use their personal weapons to attack enemy infantry and vehicles.
Against tanks, the plane's machine guns are very effective from all sides, as the machine guns do not overheat, resulting in the pilot being able to continually fire.
During the prologue My Country Calling, a Bf 109 strafes the Free French Forces in Algeria in 1942, while the player controls one as Yellow-Seven over Germany in 1943. Enemy Bf 109s are encountered during Under No Flag and Tirailleur, and in the former must be shot down as part of the mission.
Bf 109 G-2Edit
— In-game description
The G-2 variant of the Bf 109 is unlocked by default, and is initially armed with four 7.92mm machine guns. This multirole version has light armament at first, but can be diversified into either the ground attack or interception role through specializations. For the former, 50kg bombs, Pineapple Wrench and Reinforced Wings allow it to survive bombing runs under fire, while the latter niche is augmented by the improved armament of 20mm cannons and the Radar Package.
Bf 109 G-6Edit
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The G-6 variant is unlocked at rank 16, and comes equipped with two MG 131 13mm heavy machine guns and a secondary MG 151 20mm autocannon. The G-6 is focused more towards air superiority, with heavier weapons to tackle higher health bombers, and specializations such as High Altitude Package and Nitrous to boost survivability while dogfighting.