The Messerschmitt Bf 109E was one of the first true fighters of the modern era and was the Luftwaffe’s main bomber escort during the Battle of Britain. After some spectacular successes at the beginning of the war it found its main challengers to be the R.A.F.’s Hurricane and Spitfire.Messerschmitt and iRobert Lusser during the early to mid 1930s, it Included such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, a retractable landing gear, it was powe.red by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engine. The "E" was the Luftwaffe's fighter during the Battle of Britain.
Airfix Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 - Plastic Model Kit - 1:72 Scale.
The prototype Bf109a first flew in 1935. The later E model was more powerful and better armed and by the summer of 1940, over 500 were in service for the offensive against Great Britain. By this time, the 109E had already proved to be a competent, if not the world's best, fighter aircraft in the skies above Poland, France and the low countries. It met its match over England where it was shown to be inferior to the RAF's Spitfire.
- Scale: 1:72
- Flying Hours: 1
- Skill: 1
- Scale: 1:72
- Dimensions (mm): L120 x W137
- Number of Parts: 64
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PLASTIC MODEL KIT AND REQUIRES ASSEMBLY AND PAINTING, IT IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A TOY. PAINT AND GLUE NOT INCLUDED.