Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Messerschmitt BF 109 E-3 – Oblt. Otto Bertram 1./JG 2 "Richthofen", Luftwaffe, May 1940
1:48 Scale. Length: 7.5". Wingspan: 8.25"
Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide
Messerschmitt Bf-209 E-3 “White 1” was flown by Oblt. Otto Bertram of 1./JG 2 “Richtofen”, who claimed his first aerial victory on April 20, 1940. Three of his four victories in the Battle of France came in May 1940. By October 1940 Bertram had thirteen victories plus nine victories he scored in Spain giving him a total of twenty two. In October 1940 Bertram was appointed Hauptmann for III./JG2 and was awarded the Knight’s Cross. He was removed from active duty because his two brothers had died in action and he was given “Last Son” status.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