HISTORY OF THE BF109 FIGHTER: REALLY MODERN FOR THE AGE
The German WWII Messerschmitt Bf109 fighter plane was designed at the beginning of the 30s of the XX century by the Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (BF). It became the most produced at the factory with almost 34,000 units – none has exceeded that amount – and one of the first really modern of its times due to its fully metallic monocoque, closed cockpit and retractable landing gear.
As a curious historical fact, it participated in the Spanish Civil War to test its elements and characteristics, but logically it was during the second global war when it was a fundamental part of the Luftwaffe. It was present until the development of the first aircraft reactors, until the end of the aforementioned war.
What were its functions exactly? At first, it was created expressly as an interceptor, however, it ended up acting as escort of bombers, fighter-bomber, day and night fighter, ground attack aircraft and, finally, reconnaissance aircraft. The Messerschmitt Bf109G achieved more than 900 victories, especially when it was part of the Jagdgeschwader 52 fleet.
MESSERSCHMITT BF109G 1:16 FIGHTER MODEL KIT CONTENTS
The metal and photo-etched model of the Messerschmitt BF109G is, in short, a museum masterpiece that every modeler must build because it will bring great fun and satisfaction. The high quality modeling kit of the most important German fighter of World War II contains an exceptional aircraft model that is already the most faithful replica of the market.
Aimed at initiated modelers, the 1:16 scale model of the BF109G has a system of tabs that allows the assembly of the structure almost without the use of glue. Precisely, the metal parts to build come in photo-etched stainless steel sheets and injected die-cast and plastic. It is a very robust, large and strong airplane model, resembling the fighter that crossed the skies back in the 30s and 40s of the 20th century. It also has a surprising motor of low revolutions that provides movement to the propeller. Once it is finished, this fabulous miniature is 22.24’’ length, 24.40’’ width and 8.07 height, not forgetting its 3.52 lb of weight.
Outstanding is its great realism! Also provided by its moving parts, such as manual retractable landing gear; its practicable cockpit canopy and for its workable ailerons, flaps and tail. The model kit of the Messerschmitt BF109G 1:16 scale includes … Two free bonus! A methacrylate base with engraved nameplate so that the airplane model is perfectly exposed and, surprisingly and position LED lights on wings, tail and also in the cockpit, created with all its details! Three AAA batteries, not included in the kit, are necessary to achieve this movement and lighting.
Paint your model with the Paints Set for Messerschmitt Bf109G Fighter Model (277PACK5), for sale separately.
It has a DVD with clarifying step-by-step photographic instructions in nine different languages, facilitating its assembly. It does not contain printed instructions. You can also download the digital instructions for free on the button of this product sheet called ‘Instructions and Downloadable Contents’.