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Guest Adrian Wainer

Spitfire / Bf-109 Question

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Have been wondering for some time, what is that long vertical needle-like probe that sticks out downward from below these WWII aircraft wing? Is that a temperature probe?Lep

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If you are talking about the thing on the left wing near the tip it looks like a pitot tube.spitfire.jpg

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Thanks Chris. No I'm refering to a LONG vertical pin-like tube that sticks out from below the wing -- a Bf-109 or FW-190 would be more obvious.Lep

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Some of those had radio altimeters toward the end of the war - Maybe it's the antenna.

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