This is a 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.
FEATURES: 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.
OPTIONS: One decal sheet with 3 marking options:
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.
1 & 3: Top: Grey-Green RLM02 and Dark Green RLM71 Splinter
Bottom: RLM 65 Light blue.
2: Top: Desert Yellow mottled with Dk Green (RLM71) with Lt Blue
RLM02 Interior Grey-Green, Silver, Yellow, Red, Blue, White, Khaki,
Buff, Gloss Red, Semi-gloss Black, Flesh.
INCLUDES: One 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109E-47 Airplane
Paint: (see MARKING OPTIONS)
Liquid Plastic Cement
CA or Tube Type (thick) Plastic Cement
Nice-to-have tools: Needle File Set, Sprue Cutter, Airbrush and
SPECS: Scale: 1/48
Wingspan: 8" (20.7cm)
Fuselage Length: 7-1/4" (18.3cm)