Messerschmitt Bf109G Special Offer
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The Messerschmitt Bf109 was designed by Willy Messerschmitt in the early 1930s.
It was one of the first true modern fighters of the era, including such features as an all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear. Having gone through its baptism of fire in the Spanish Civil War, the Bf109 was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II, during which it was the backbone of the German Luftwaffe fighter force.
An inverted Vee-piston engined fighter, the Bf 109 was supplemented, but never completely replaced in service, by the radial engined Focke-Wulf Fw 190 from the end of 1941. Originally conceived as an interceptor, later models were developed to fulfill multiple tasks, serving as bomber escort, fighter bomber, day, night all-weather fighter, bomber destroyer, ground-attack aircraft, and as reconnaissance aircraft.
It was supplied to and operated by several minor Axis states during World War II, and served with several countries for many years after the war. The Bf 109 was the most produced warplane during World War II, with 30,573 examples built during the war, and the most produced fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 33,984 units produced up to April 1945.
It was flown by the three top-scoring German fighter aces of World War II, who claimed 928 victories between them while flying with Jagdgeschwader 52, chiefly on the Eastern Front, as well as by the highest scoring German ace in the North African Campaign.
It was also flown by the highest high-scoring non-German ace Ilmari Juutilainen, and several other successful ones, notably from Finland, Romania, Croatia and Hungary.
Through constant development, it remained competitive with the latest Allied fighter aircraft until the end of the war, and at the same time, showed the limits of what could be achieved with piston-engined fighters.
Against Soviets, the Finnish-flown Bf 109Gs claimed a victory ratio of 25:1 in favour of the Finns. But according to Capt. Eric Brown, CBE, DSC, AFC, RN, Chief Naval Test Pilot and C.O. Captured Enemy Aircraft Flight, 'the 109 was a much over-vaunted aircraft, chosen because Hitler wanted a mass production of fighters and the Bf 109 lends itself to a mass production"
Bf109G and the Warbirds Model
A limited number of a new version of the Messerschmitt BF 109G.
The appearance from the outside is the same , with a wingspan of 55" ,However , the new version has foam veneered wings and a partly pre-built fuselage .
This version is specifically designed for electric propulsion .A build thread can be seen here. http://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=131116&p=1 This is not a model for beginners as the instructions assume some previous building experience . Having said that , the build is very quick for a traditional kit .
The kit is priced at £149
Retract pack including 109 stylewheels £49
Brushless motor £33.95
Prop /spinner combination £22
We have a very limited number available . If you would like one please contact us through our website enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
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