Messerschmitt Bf109 E-3 Model Aircraft Assembly Kit
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This is a 1/72 scale model of the Messerschmitt Bf109 E-3 Aircraft, number 50 in Tamiya's war bird collection. Tamiya's war bird collection offers a window into the world of historical aviation with their true to life masterpieces. These kits are very user friendly and a great intro for beginners.
Without a doubt, the Messerschmitt Bf109 can be claimed as the most famous and successful German aircraft from the WW2. It was the worlds most advanced fighter at that time of its debut in 1936, and remained as the standard fighter for the Luftwaffe throughout the conflict.
Created by the brilliant designer Willi Messerschmitt, it had the smallest possible air frame built around the most powerful engine available. It also boasted many of the then innovated features such as an all metal stressed skin construction, retractable main landing gear.
The E-3 version used and improved Daimler-Benz DB601Aa engine capable of 1,100 h.p. output. This engine had provision for mounting a 20 mm MG FF cannon on the crankcase and firing through propeller hub. The Messerschmitt Bf109E was one of the best fighters of the early WW2 period, on a par with the British Spitfire.
Ready to assemble precision model kit (requires glue). Optional paint & modeling glue is not included.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
1/72 plastic model
Did You Know That...
- This aircraft was the backbone of the Luftwaffe's main force
- It was first used during the Spanish civil war
- It was one of the most advanced fighters of the era
- The Bf109 was the most produced fighter aircraft in history