The prototype Bf109A first flew in 1935.Â¶Ã´Ç¨ 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.Â¶Ã´Ç¨ By this time, the 109E had already proved to be a competent fighter aircraft in the skies above Poland, France and the low countries.Â¶Ã´Ç¨ 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.Â¶Ã´Ç¨ 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|