Messerschmitt BF109E Fighter Aircraft WWII -- Plastic Model Kit -- 1/48 Scale -- #61050

Tamiya Messerschmitt BF109E Fighter Aircraft WWII -- Plastic Model Kit -- 1/48 Scale -- #61050
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Product Description

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

Product 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.
Product Specifications
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Wingspan: 8-1/4" (20.7cm)
  • Fuselage Length: 7-1/4" (18.3cm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 61050
Product 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.
What's Included

1/48 Messerschmitt BF109E plastic model kit

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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.

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Tamiya Me 109 E3
By mtinker February 16, 2014
Excellent kit! Parts all fit well. The cockpit detail is good, and easy to do well for beginners and moderate builders. Recommend gluing engine cowling on after you have decided on camouflage. Good kit to develop skills on.
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Great plane
By jeremy.s.michels1 July 19, 2015
I have built tons of Tamiya kits and have never had an issue with them. The instructions are always clear and easy to follow and usually provide tips that can help improve the kit. There was no flash on the parts and everything fit together like it should. The cockpit detailing was ok. The instrument panel was a decal, and there were some minor details on the walls. An ambitious modeler should be able to improve on the kit and super detail everything to really set it apart from other planes. I'd recommend this kit to anyone as it went together without any problems and creates a pretty nice plane when finished.
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Great kit
By BlucherFamily July 6, 2015
An enjoyable build that looks great when completed.
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semalevik-Messerschmitt BF109E3
By semalevik June 28, 2016
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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Product Tags
Scale : 1/48 Scale (1059)
Sector : Military (2744)
Country : German (473)
Type : Fighter (1546)
Era : World War II (1192)
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