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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Messerschmitt BF 109 E-3 – Yellow 1, Oblt. Josef “Pips” Priller, Staffelkaptian 6./JG 51, Luftwaffe, France, Autumn 1940
1:48 Scale. Length: 7.5". Wingspan: 8.25"
Limited production of approximately 700 models worldwide
Josef “Pips” Priller joined the German Wehrmacht in 1935 and then transferred to the Luftwaffe in 1936. He was assigned to JG 334 and later transferred to JG 51 in May 1939. On September 1, 1939 Priller was appointed Squadron Leader of the 6th Squadron, claiming his first victory on May 28, 1940 during the Battle of France. From July 12 1940 until November 1940, Stab JG 51 was located at Saint-Inglevert Airfield in France. On October 17, 1940, Priller claimed his 20th victory and was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. Priller flew 307 combat missions claiming 101 victories.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics
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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This model of a Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 features:
Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years