The 109 was the Standard Fighter Aircraft of the German Air Force during the whole of the War. Its strengths included good take-off performance and acceleration in the dive. The Bf 109E was the first large scale mass production model. A revision of aerodynamics in the nose area including the DB 601 engine resulted in the Bf 109F. From April 1941 onwards the Bf 109F formed the main part of mass production, whilst the F-4 first appeared in June of that year. The F-4/Trop had a Sand Filter in front of the air intake and other equipment for deployment in tropical and dusty areas such as North Africa and Southern Russia. One of the most successful 109 fighter pilots was Captain Joachim Marseille, who was mortally wounded in 1942. Model details: Detailed surfaces with recessed panel joints; Detailed cockpit including instrument panel; Detailed DB 601 engine; 2 Engine Mounted MG's; Choice to include Tropical Intake Filter; Detailed Undercarriage; Moving Propeller; Multi-part Cockpit Canopy; and Decal Set for two Luftwaffe versions, J Marseille and the III/JG2. Paint colors needed: Matte Black, Matte White, Metallic Aluminum, Matte Black Green, Metallic Steel, Matte Anthracite Gray, Matte Rust, Matte Carmin Red, Matte Sea Green, Matte Light Olive, Matte Leather Brown, Silky-Matte Black, Matte Yellow, Matte Dust Gray, Matte Tank Gray, Matte Blue, Matte Mouse Gray, Matte Dark Green, Matte Gray, Matte Light Blue, and Matte Africa Brown.
|This plastic model kit requires plastic cement and paint for assembly, and they are sold separately.|