Welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy your stay here. I'm going to agree with flying kiwi about the armament they discussed when profiling the Bf 109. The 30mm equiped the G-6/U4. However, I have found that the history/military channels are not particularly complete/accurate when describing equipment. In the vidio the Bf 109Gs are portrayed with one 20mm gun pod on each wing (Bf 109G-6/R6 I think). That would explain the maximum speed attainable of 375-390 mph and the added weight would explain the 3,166 fpm. maximum climb rate. The gunboat Bf 109Gs were far less maneuverable than the three gun versions.
If the story had actually been about the Bf 109G-6/U4 version and had been at altitudes under 22,000 ft., the 109 generally would have held an edge in horizontal maneuverability and climb rate.
I am researching, calculating and posting the Fw 190As at this time but hope to start on the Bf 109 performance soon. Once again that will take a lot of researching, studying, calculating and posting. I will be relying heavily on help from others to pull it off.
Almost forgot to thank you for posting the vidio hammy. Thank you.
Edited by CORSNING, 24 November 2013 - 04:28 PM.