WOW098 – ME109

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WOW098; The Messerschmitt BF 109 was designed by Dr. Willy Messerschmitt,
who it could be argued transformed aircraft design around the world for a
generation. Messerschmitt helped Germany rebuild its Luftwaffe and enabled
it to become one of the most potent air forces in the world. The initial
prototype first flew in 1935, powered by a Rolls Royce Kestrel V12 liquid
cooled engine. The wing was a low wing monoplane design that housed a narrow
track retractable landing gear using spring loaded edge slats and manually
activated trailing edge flaps. In other words this design allowed the
aircraft to fly at high speed whilst retaining low airspeeds required for
take-off and landing. Our latest version is a Bf 109E and was the first
model to be powered by a Daimler Benz DB601A engine with a rating of just
under 1,100 horsepower. The Bf 109 undertook many further improvements as
the war progressed with over 30,000 being built, it soldiered on until the
final days of WW2 and was flown by many of Germany’s top aces including
Galland and Hartmann. Somewhat unusually we have released a 1/30 scale night
fighter variant in a distinctive black colour scheme reminiscent of night
fighters of the period, this aircraft was based at Koln airfield in 1941 and
was used in the defence of the Reich. This is a strictly limited release of
12 pieces worldwide, there will be no further batches of this model made
please note and this is the only item we have left in stock. Luft 014
mechanic with feral cat is included free with this model.