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Messerschmitt Bf109E-4/7 Tropical (1/48 Scale) Aircraft Model Kit

SKU: TAM61063


Plastic 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4/7 Airplane from Tamiya. When the Messerschmitt Bf109 first flew in 1936 it was, in many ways, the most advanced fighter aircraft in the world. The design was continually improved and the first E-models came into service at the start of WWII. The E-4/7 featured a number of improvements developed from combat experience, including a revised cockpit canopy, and the capability to carry a 300L fuel tank under the fuselage. The aircraft was also used in the North Africa campaign and continued in use until replaced by the Bf109F and Fw190 from 1942 onwards.


Highly detailed 1/48th scale plastic kit for static display. 72 parts in medium grey and clear with fine recessed panel lines. Dummy engine eliminates "see through cowl" effect. Multi-part canopy may be posed open or closed. Rotating propeller, revised, and corrected cowl and nose radiator. Highly detailed cockpit with accurate instrument panel, seat, control stick and rudder pedals, bulkheads, and sculpted pilot figure. Separate wheel hubs for easy painting.


One decal sheet with 3


1: Bf109E-4, "White 12", 7./JG26. 2: Bf109E-7, "Black 8", 2./JG27, North Africa, Sept 1941. 3: Bf109E-4, Pilot: Maj Helmut Wick, I./JG2, Belgium, 1940. Airframe Colors: 1 & 3: Top: Grey-Green RLM02 and Dark Green RLM71 Splinter camouflage. Bottom: RLM 65 Light blue. 2: Top: Desert Yellow mottled with Dk Green (RLM71) with Lt Blue undersides. Detail Colors: RLM02 Interior Grey-Green, Silver, Yellow, Red, Blue, White, Khaki, Buff, Gloss Red, Semi-gloss Black, Flesh.


One 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109E-47 Airplane


Assembly Hobby Knife Paint: (see MARKING OPTIONS) Brushes Sandpaper Cement for plastics (TESR3512) Nice-to-have tools: Needle File Set, Sprue Cutter, Airbrush and Accessories


Scale: 1/48 Wingspan: 8" (20.7cm) Fuselage Length: 7-1/4" (18.3cm)