The Messerschmitt Bf 109 is a German World War II fighter aircraftthat was, along with the Focke-WulfFw 190, the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force. The Bf 109 firstsawoperational service in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War and was still in service at the dawn of the jetageat the end of World War II in 1945. It was one of the most advancedfighterswhenitfirstappeared, with anall-metal monocoqueconstruction, a closedcanopy, and retractablelandinggear. It was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aeroengine.From the end of 1941, the Bf 109 was steadilysupplanted by the Focke-WulfFw 190. It was called the Me 109 by Allied aircrew and some German aces, eventhoughthis was not the official German designation.TheBf 109 was flown by the three top-scoring fighter aces of alltime, whoclaimed 928 victoriesamongthemwhileflying with Jagdgeschwader 52, mainly on the Eastern Front. The highest-scoring, Erich Hartmann, was credited with 352 victories. The aircraft was alsoflown by Hans-Joachim Marseille, the highest-scoringace in the NorthAfricanCampaignwhoshot down 158 enemy aircraft (in about a third of the time). It was alsoflown by manyaces from otherAxisnations, notably the Finn IlmariJuutilainen, the highest-scoring non-German ace. Pilots from Italy, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria, and Hungaryalsoflew the Bf 109. Through constant development, the Bf 109 remainedcompetitive with the latest Allied fighter aircraftuntil the end of the war.
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• German Air Force Luftwaffe Captain Franz Schiess 67 kills Commander of Division 8./JG 53 SicilyItalyFebruary 16, 1943.
• German Aviation Luftwaffe division 365 / 150GR. SicilyItalyJune 1943.
• ItalianAir Force ReggiaAeronauticadivisional 364/150 GR Sicily 1943.
• German Aviation in Africa Luftwaffe Captain Hanz Opel 163 kills Commander of division JG 53 Tunisia March 1943.
• Model: Plastic
• Scale: 1:72
• Skilllevel: 3
• Number of parts: 47
• Length of the model: 125.5mm
• Wingspan: 137.8mm
• Box dimensions: 257x134x37 mm
• Bar code: 5903852030889
• Product code: C-88
• Paintings: 2x Germany, 2x Italy
• Type: Fighter aircraft
• Period: World War II
• Country: Germany
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