1/48 scale pre-finished.
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
All markings pad applied for superb results.
Canopy slides open.
Comes with a pilot that can be removed.
Comes with display stand.
Landing gear is fully retractable and can be displayed up or down.
Propeller is metal.
Extremely sought after by collectors.
Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
BF 109E-7/Trop
"Black Chevron", Gruppen-Adjutant
I/JG 27, December 1941
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The first German mass produced 109 fighter was the Bf-109E that has been mistakenly referred
to as the Me-109. The Bf is the designator for the Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (BFW) (Bavarian
Aircraft Works) that produced the original aircraft. In 1938 Messerschmitt took over BFW but
throughout WWII German handbooks and documents referred to the aircraft as the Bf-109. By the
end of 1939 the Bf-109E (Emil) had replaced all other 109 variants and equipped 13 Gruppens
with 40 aircraft each. The Bf-109 was the main single-engine aircraft until the Fw-190 came along.

August 1, 1939 Ludwig Franzisket transferred to the 1./JG 1 on August 1, 1939 and claimed his
first victory on May 11, 1940. On July 9, 1940 the unit is renamed 1./JG 27 and on October 1,
1940 Franzisket becomes Adjutant of 1./JG 27. By the spring of 1941 Franzisket has fourteen
victories and 1./JG 27 is sent to North Africa to support German ground forces. When 1./JG 27
departs North Africa near the end of 1942 Franzisket has thirty nine of his total forty three

Specifications Bf-109E-4
Single-seat day fighter

Crew – 1

Wingspan – 32 ft 4.5 in
Length – 28 ft 8 in
Height – 11 ft 2 in

Powerplant – 1 X Daimler-Benz DB 601Aa  12  cylinder inverted-vee liquid cooled, 1,150 h.p. @
2,400 rpm on take-off
Propeller – VDM electrically-operated controllable-pitch fully-feathering 3-blade metal screw
Fuel – 88 Imp. Gallons in fuselage behind pilot and under his seat.
Maximum – 375 mph @ 12,300 ft
Cruising – 298 mph @ 62.5% power
Stall – 75 mph landing with flaps extended
Range – 412 miles @ 62.5% power @ 16,000 ft
Initial Climb Rate – 3,100 ft/min
Service ceiling – 36,000 ft

Empty – 4,440 lbs
Gross Loaded – 5,520 lbs

2 X 7.9 mm MG 17 MG, 1,000 rpg mounted on engine crankcase firing through propeller
2 X 20 mm MG FF cannons, 60 rpg mounted in wings