Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Messerschmitt BF 109E-7/Trop – ‘Black 8’, Franz Elles, 2./JG 27, Luftwaffe, April 1941
1:48 Scale. Length: 7.5". Wingspan: 8.25"
Limited production of approximately 700 models worldwide
Messerschmitt BF 109E-7/Trop “Black 8”, contrary to some information, was only flown twice by Leutnant Werner Schröer and was the primary aircraft for Franz Elles of 2./JG 27. In May 1941 Elles scored his first victory, a Hurricane over Tobruk. He would score his fifth and final victory by downing an A-20 Boston III on December 10, 1941 before his aircraft was badly damaged by an RAF P-40 on December 11, 1941. He crash landed his aircraft and became a POW for the remainder of the war.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Box with Bf 109 artwork
The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was a German fighter aircraft used during World War II. First flown in 1935, it was one of the first modern fighters of the era with all-metal construction and retractable landing gear. Originally conceived as an interceptor, the Bf 109 was developed to fulfill multiple roles including bomber escort, fighter-bomber, all-weather fighter and ground-attack. Although it had weaknesses, including short range and challenging take-off and landing characteristics, the Bf 109 stayed competitive with Allied fighters until the end of the war. The Bf 109 was produced in greater numbers than any other fighter in history with 33,984 units built up to April 1945.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14