By 1937 it was clear that the Bf 109 was armed with very weak weapons, especially when compared to the eight machine guns equipped for the latest Royal Air Force fighters, the Hawker Hurricane and the Supermarine Spitfire. The problem arises when you need to equip weapons, the only place you can put them is the wings. Avengers autism my super power shirt . However, the position of the landing gear cavities, the main beam of the wing and groove of the wing make the remaining space limited to only two chambers between the landing gear and the grooves. There was only room left for a weapon on each side, an MG 17 machine gun, or an MG FF or MG FF / M cannon.