Bf 109F-4 Messerschmitt (Weekend Edition)
Bf 109F-4 Messerschmitt (Weekend Edition)
Bf 109F-4 Messerschmitt (Weekend Edition)
Bf 109F-4 Messerschmitt (Weekend Edition)
Bf 109F-4 Messerschmitt (Weekend Edition)

Bf 109F-4 Messerschmitt (Weekend Edition)

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No other aircraft of the German Luftwaffe is so intimately connected with its rise and fall in the course of the Second World War than the Messerschmitt Bf 109. This type, by whose evolution outlived the era in which it was conceptualized, bore the brunt of Luftwaffe duties from the opening battles of Nazi Germany through to her final downfall. The history of the aircraft begins during 1934-35, when the Reich Ministry of Aviation formulated a requirement for the development of a single-engined monoplane fighter. Proposals were submitted by Arado, Heinkel, Focke-Wulf and Bayerische Flugzeugwerke. The last mentioned firm featured a technical director named Professor Willy Messerschmitt, who was riding a wave of popularity based on the success of his recent liason aircraft, the Bf 108. His goal was to concei ve of an aircraft with the best possible performance for the specified weight, size, and aerodynamic qualities. Over the subsequent months, several prototypes were built that served first and foremost in development flights and further modifications. The aircraft was relatively small, and compared to the prevailing trends of the time, docile with revolutionary features such as low wing design, the use of a retractable landing gear, a wing with a very narrow profile, wing slats, landing flaps, weapons firing through the prop hub, and so on. Even the enclosed cockpit and the method of construction were not very common just four years prior to the beginning of the Second World War. At its conception, the Bf 109 was a very promising asset despite some powerplant troubles. These were solved by the introduction of the DB 601. This engine, together with its extrapolated development DB 605, is umbilically connected to the types success. These two-row, twelve cylinder inverted V engines powered several tens of thousands of '109s in over 25 versions and variants. This kit includes parts for the assembly of one plastic model kit. The set requires both glue and paint in order to be completed. Paints and glue are not included. For modelers aged 14 and older


  • Box Dimensions cm: 38x23x4.5 cm
  • Brand: Eduard
  • Category: Propellers
  • Manufacturer: Messerschmitt
  • Militrary Conflict: World War II
  • Related Country: Germany
  • Scale: 1/48
  • SKU: EU 84146
  • Type: Military