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Messerschmitt BF109E Fighter Aircraft WWII

This is a plastic model kit of a 1/48 Scale Messerschmitt BF109E by Tamiya.

Tamiya Messerschmitt BF109E Fighter Aircraft WWII Plastic Model Kit 1/48 Scale #61050
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Wingspan: 8-1/4" (20.7cm)
  • Fuselage Length: 7-1/4" (18.3cm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 61050
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"semalevik-Messerschmitt BF109E3"
semalevik (Russia)
Excellent model from Tamiya. Suitable for both beginners and proffesionaly to build a simple, good-quality model with no frills. All parts fit together perfectly.The set of three variants decal. Glass cockpit can be assembled in an open and closed position.Included is an overhead fuel tank.Decals are very good quality.Study mediocre cabin, but nothing prevents you to fix it.From the assembly of this set you will get a true pleasure.The only drawback is the instrument panel decal.It should not be used.

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Features

  • Approximately 65 parts in medium grey and clear with fine recessed panel lines.
  • Dummy engine eliminates "see through cowl" effect.
  • Highly detailed cockpit with accurate instrument panel, seat, control stick and rudder pedals, bulkheads, and sculpted pilot figure.

Specs

  • Scale: 1/48
  • Wingspan: 8-1/4" (20.7cm)
  • Fuselage Length: 7-1/4" (18.3cm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 61050

Includes

1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E plastic model kit


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"Great kit!"
Dccsrps
Another phenomenal kit from Tamiya. This kits fit is great and required absolutely no filler. Sprues were clean with no flash and the only sanding I had to do was from the gluing process. Will definitely use this kit for future BF 109 builds!

 
"Great kit"
BlucherFamily (Overland Park, KS)
An enjoyable build that looks great when completed.

 
"great build."
kennethlinger (Raleigh, NC)
This was a great build for the price. Tamiya has always produced pristine designs with great fit. I had to make very little adjustments to fit the parts together. I used all Tamiya paint and photo etched parts by Eduard. Great build.

Information

Without a doubt, the Messerschmitt Bf109 can be claimed as the most famous and successful German aircraft from the WW2. It was the world's most advanced fighter at the 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 airframe built around the most powerful engine available. It also boasted many of the then innovative features such as an all metal stressed skin construction, retractable main landing gear, automatic Handley-Page leading edge slats, etc. The Bf109 saw first combat during the Spanish Civil War and fully demonstrated its exceptional maneuverability, inherited from its precedent Bf108 Taifun (Typhoon) multi-purpose sports plane. The Bf109 underwent numerous improvement throughout its career, and mass production of the E variant started late in 1939.

Within one year, about 2,000 "E" aircraft were rolled out. Its excellent performance greatly contributed in the active service of German pilots at the Western Front and during the "Battle of Britain". The E-3 version used an improved Daimler-Benz DB601Aa engine capable of 1,100 h.p. output. This engine had provision for mounting a 20mm MG FF cannon on the crankcase and firing through the propeller hub. The Messerschmitt Bf109E was one of the best fighters of the early WW2 period, on a par with the British Spitfire.


Markings

  • Decal Options:
  • 1: III./JG26 August 1940, France, Kommandeur Adolf Galland.
  • Top: Grey-Green RLM02 and Dark Green RLM71 Splinter camouflage.
  • Bottom: RLM 65 Light blue.
  • 2: II./JG77, October 1940, Norway.
  • Variation on scheme 1.
  • 3: II./JG54, October 1940, France.
  • Variation on scheme 1: with RLM71 mottling on fuselage sides.

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