Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Messerschmitt BF 109 E-3 Ė Oblt. Hans Schmoller-Haldy, 3.J/88, March 1939, Spanish Civil War
1:48 Scale. Length: 7.5". Wingspan: 8.25"
Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide
Hans Schmoller-Haldy was a member of the German Condor Legion and arrived in Spain at the end of the Spanish Civil War and because of the late arrival didnít score any victories. However his Bf-109E-3 did have one of the more unique paint schemes. Not only did it have the 3. Staffel Mickey Mouse emblem but he added a personal touch, an overflowing beer stein with the initials CP on it. The CP stood for "The Order of Cardinal Puff", a pilotís beer club in Belgium. Later in World War II he scored 14 victories.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a 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