Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10/U4
Production & Operational Service

Cover previewThe second part of special serie “Luftwaffe over Czech territory 1945”. One of the main producers of Messerschmitt 109, Wiener Neustädter Flugzeugwerke and its branch plant Diana located in railway tunnels near Tišnov produced and delivered the famous fighter Bf 109 in G-10/U4 variant nearly until last days of WWII. The new title describes mentioned variant from technical point of view, it brings information about production system in Diana plant, about test flights in Protektorat area and about service by combat units including actions over Czech and Slovak territory. The text part is accompanied by photos and by color profiles of planes from ex-II./JG 51, II./JG 52, ex-I./JG 53, Hungarian 101.vadaszezred and Jagdstaffel ROA, 6 of them are described in detailed 4view drawings.

Discussion forumMesserschmitt Bf 109G-10/U4 Production & Operational Service

16. 12. 2007, 3:32
Paint can labels
from: Kilian
I have read the featured article on the letletlet-warplanes.com page of MR.Bradic about paint cans found near Diana's production Tunnels. Have you been able to decipher the labels of the cans? I would suggest the name of the Abfüller (bottler) of the paint is Andrä. To me as a native speaker this would be the only logical fitting. When i search the internet i find some companys from that branch and a strong tendency to Austria, which would fit to license production of Bf 109G-10/U4 by Wiener Neustadt Flugzeugwerke. Surely this is no real proof but a good suggestion.

21. 12. 2007, 22:21
Re: Paint can labels
from: Tomáš Poruba   to: Kilian
Dear Kilian,

you are right. The "bottler" was Andrä. If you have some more infoor theories, please, let us know!


Tomáš Poruba

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