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Air Assets International is proud to be a service partner of Blackwing ASL.

About Blackwing-

BLACKWING ASL IS A SPECIALTY CAMERA stabilization COMPANY based in Arvada, COLORADO.

MOVE YOUR CAMERA THROUGH ALL TERRAIN, IN ALL SEASONS.

MOTOCRANE

The centerpiece of our business is the Motocrane, a 9′ remote-controlled jib arm, hard-mounted to a Porsche Cayenne Turbo, which comfortably seats driver, crane operator, gimbal operator, focus puller, and your creative personnel. The Motocrane is rated for speeds up to 80 mph, a speed which the 8 cylinder, 520 HP Cayenne Turbo can achieve with ease. Our set-up is remotely operated from within the vehicle, with dual control boxes, remote start/stop, wireless video feed, wireless follow focus, and FIZ (focus, iris, zoom) control.  Our Cayenne Turbo can support dual cameras. In addition to the Motocrane, we can also mount a 2nd camera to either the front or rear of the vehicle with a stationary Flowcine Black Arm, allowing us to capture low-angle or wide shots which can cut seamlessly with the footage captured by Motocrane. We can also mount the Motocrane or Black Arm to our specially-rigged Toyota Tundra, for camera work across more difficult terrain.

If you need footage shot from a boat or a snowcat or any other vehicle, we’ve got you covered. We have rigging and stabilization options for all situations.

DRONES

We have licensed drone operators on our team, with Inspire 2 drones configured for dual operator with X5S cameras and RAW license. Or we can provide heavy-lift services for your camera of choice.

JIB

Our 18.5 foot jib can be used indoors or outdoors, either on dolly track or not. Our jib team specializes in fast, efficient set-ups.

BLACKWING ASL RUNS THE FASTEST, MOST EFFICIENT, AND FLEXIBLE MOVING RIGS AVAILABLE IN OUR REGION.

OTHER GEAR AVAILABLE

We are a one-stop shop for your production.

Complete gear lists are available upon request.

  • ARRI Alexa Mini
  • RED Weapon VistaVision Monstro 8K
  • RED Weapon W Helium 8K
  • RED EPIC-M Dragon 6K
  • Ronin 2 Gimbal
  • MōVI Pro Gimbals
  • Dana Dolly
  • Straight and Curved Dolly Track
  • RT Motion FIZ Control
  • Teradek Bolt Wireless Video Transmitter/Receiver Sets
  • Ready Rig
  • Tilta Armour Man Exoskeleton
  • RV Rental – 22′ Born Free
  • Transport Vans – Ford Transit & Dodge Promaster

 

Contact Air Assets International for more information on how we can help your production needs.

303-517-5078

info@airassets.com

Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4, Wk-Nmr. 10145 FOR SALE

 

Messerschmitt Bf109F-4, Werk Nummer 10145, was built in 1942 in Leipzig, Germany. Records show that this aircraft was a Norwegian patrol aircraft which flew the Murmansk sector of Russia and was shot down in World War II by Russian forces.

Bf 109F-4/trop WNr 10145 was coded ‘Yellow 3’  with II./JG 5 and was shot down in aerial combat with multiple soviet fighters during an escort mission for Ju 88 bomber aircraft on July 19th 1942. According to the report from the Gruppenkommandeur Horst Carganico, 5 aircraft from 6./JG 6 started for this mission, the target being Rosta. About 15 kilometers north of Murmansk. The aircraft flown by Fw. Leopold Knier was crippled by a Soviet P-40 and he bailed out at an altitude of about 3000 meters.

The story of Knier is interesting, but it is questionable if his story was true – or if he just made it up to, say, get away from the Eastern Front…

After being captured by the Soviets he was returned to the German lines and came back to his unit on July 27th 1942. There was some speculation that he returned as a Soviet spy. Knier was one of a few German pilots that were in fact returned from Soviet captivity. The idea was to make captured German pilots as spies for the Soviets, but it is not believed that they got to stay at the Northern front very long after their return.

He was shot down by a Soviet Jak-1 of 20. IAP VVS SF (JLt. Nuzhin) near Lake Retinskoe, on the western side of Kola bay. This means that he had reasonably good opportunities to escape and get home. Such a trip would easily take 10 days (he came back 27 July). There is no mention of him being captured in the Soviet records and, more important, there is no interrogation report on him in the Soviet archives.

This is in contrast to the case with Fw. Josef Kaiser of 8./JG 5. He was shot down by AA over the Murmansk frontline on 26.12.42. He then volunteered as Soviet agent and was disembarked by Russian plane 31.05.43 at Nautsi. He reported himself to German troops 05.06.43.

For Kaiser the time span is more realistic for agent training – and there is an interrogation report on him in the Russian archives.

Knier had 5 victories in JG 5 and at least 1 in 3/JG 27 (a 4-engined bomber) and then went to JV44, Adolf Galland’s famous Me262 fighter group.
The aircraft wreck remained in Northern Russia until it was recovered by Warbird Recovery in the winter of 1994. All remaining pieces were shipped to the Warbird Recovery facility in Broomfield, Colorado.

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 aircraft was so successful that when production of the Bf 109 ceased in 1956, over 35,000 had been built. The performance of the Bf 109 was equal to the Spitfire and superior to the Hurricane. There is now only a few flying original Bf 109 in the world.

Warbird Recovery has begun restoring this aircraft to original flying condition with Legend Flyers in Everett, WA.

Knier’s claims with JG 5-
Date; Unit; Claim; Number
15May42; 6./JG 5; Hurricane; 1st
28May42; 5./JG 5; Pe-2; 2nd
01Jun42; 5./JG 5; DB-3; 3rd
23Jun42; 6./JG 5; Hurricane; 4th
07Jul42; 6./JG 5; Hurricane; 5th
13Jul42; 6./JG 5; Airacobra; 6th
Source: Die Jagdfliegerverbände der Deutschen Luftwaffe Teil 9/III – Prien/Stemmer/Rodeike/Bock.
Special thanks to Dave McDonald and friends

Crew-One
Construction-All metal stressed-skin
Engine-One 1,475hp Daimler-Benz DB605A liquid cooled inverted V12
Armament-One 20mm MG151 engine mounted cannon with 150 rounds
Two 7.9mm MG17 fuselage mounted machine guns with 500 rounds per gun
Performance-Maximum speed 398mph (640kph)
Service ceiling 39,370 (12,000m)
Range 340 miles (540km)
Wingspan-32ft. 6 1/2 in.
Length-29ft 7 1/2in.
Height-8ft 2 1/2in.
Weight empty-5,687lb.
Weight loaded-6,834lb.

 

Wrk Nummer 10145 is offered for sale in flying condition for $6.0 Million USD.

 

The aircraft is being offered with an operational Daimler Benz engine, demilitarized armament and basic instrumentation.

 

Contact Gordon Page at 303-517-5078 or gpage@airassets.com

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