Re-start the engines! The iconic German WWII fighter airplane Messerschmitt Bf109G has returned as a 1/16 scale model crafted in high quality metal and plastic, thanks to Artesania Latina. A fantastic non-flying modeling kit for advanced modelers that includes many moving parts and as a bonus... LED lights, engine and an exhibition base in methacrylate!
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 last 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 for its fully metallic monocoque, its 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 german air fleet, specifically, 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 Bf109; achieved more than 900 victories, especially when it was part of the Jagdgeschwader 52 fleet.
MESSERSCHMITT Bf109G 1/16 FIGHTER MODELING KIT CONTENTS:
The high quality metal and plastic modeling kit of the most important German fighter plane of World War II, Messerschmitt Bf109G, contains an exceptional aviation model that is already the most faithful replica on the market.
Aimed at advanced modelers, the 1/16 scale kit of the Bf109G has a system of tabs that allows the assembly of the aircraft structure almost without the use of glue. Precisely, the metal parts to build come in photoetched stainless steel sheets and injected diecast 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 last century. Once finished, this fabulous miniature is 22.24’’ length, 24.40’’ width and 8.07 height, without 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.
In addition, to the delight of the modelers, the model kit of the Messerschmitt Bf109G 1/16 scale includes ... Two free bonuses! A methacrylate base with engraved nameplate so that the airplane model is perfectly displayed; a low revolution motor that provides movement to the propeller, and LED lights positioned in the wings, tail and cockpit! Three AAA batteries, not included in the kit, are necessary to achieve the movement and lighting.
It includes a DVD with clear step-by-step photographic instructions in nine different languages, facilitating its assembly.
The metal and plastic Messerschmitt Bf109G model is, in short, a museum masterpiece that every modeler will find brings challenging, great fun and much satisfaction.
Artesania Latina Messerschmitt Bf109g Metal & Plastic Model Aircraft Kit, 1/16 Scale
- This photo-etched and metal model kit is faithful to the original
- Tab system facilitates assembly
- Metallic parts are stainless steel plated and injection die-cast
- Propeller motor movement and LED lighting
- Includes exhibition base and name plate
This product is shipped from our supplier's warehouse in Berkeley Heights, NJ, United States
This product is brand new and includes the manufacturer's warranty, so you can buy with confidence.
A 25% handling charge is levied against all authorized returns except those due to our error. Unauthorized returns are subject to a 40% handling charge. Damages & defects must be reported to us within 14 days.
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