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The Messerschmitt Bf 109, often called Me 109 (most often by Allied pilots and aircrew), was a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid-1930s. It was one of the first truly modern fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, a retractable landing gear, and was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engine. In February 1943, the G-6 was introduced with the 13 mm (.51 in) MG 131s, replacing the smaller 7.92 mm (.312 in) MG 17 – externally this resulted in two sizeable Beule blisters over the gun breeches, reducing speed by 9 km/h (6 mph). Over 12,000 examples were built well into 1944 although contradictory factory and RLM records do not allow an exact tally. The G-5 with a pressurized cockpit was identical to the G-6. A total of 475 examples were built between May 1943 and August 1944. The G-5/AS was equipped with a DB 605AS engine for high-altitude missions. GM-1-boosted G-5 and G-6 variants received the additional designation of “/U2". and were clearly identifyable as they use a modified, aerodynamically cleaner, engine cowl without the usual blisters. Optional position of canopy & landing gear door. Highly detailed cockpit interior. Fully engraved panel lines & rivet detail. 1/72 scale plastic kit for static display 59 parts in grey and clear with fine recessed panel lines Ordnance includes: external fuel tank and underwing cannon pods Detailed cockpit tub with seat, instrument panel with raised detail, rudder pedals, trim wheel, control stick, and separate sidewalls Separate exhaust stacks to facilitate painting Optional tropical air filter 3-part canopy may be posed open or closed Detailed landing gear and wheel wellsNZ delivery is usually within 1-2 business days using tracked courier. Please see About Store for more detailed shipping information and our returns policy. We love happy customers - so please get in touch if you have questions or concerns before leaving Please click here to ask a question
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