The prototype Bf109A first flew in 1935.¶ôǨ The later E model was more powerful and better armed and by the summer of 1940 over 500 were in service for the offensive against Great Britain.¶ôǨ By this time, the 109E had already proved to be a competent fighter aircraft in the skies above Poland, France and the low countries.¶ôǨ It met its match over England and was shown to be inferior to the RAFs Spitfire.
Paint Scheme - Messerschmitt Bf109E-3, aircraft flown by Obit. Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe, III./JG 51, France, 1940
Airfix Starter Sets are ideal for beginners.¶ôǨ Each Small Starter Set includes glue, brush and four acrylic paints - all that is needed to complete a fabulous first kit!
One of the greatest fighter aircraft of all time, the Messerschmitt Bf109 was fast and heavily armed and in the hands of a competent pilot, was a fearsome adversary. Continually developed throughout WWII, later variants of this Battle of Britain era Bf109 were still in service at the end of the Second World War.
Technical Specification & Detail
|Dimensions||3 x 22.5 x 23.3|
|Number of Parts||47|
|Dimensions (mm)||L126 x W166|