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
HA8705
BF 109E-3
1./JG 2 "Richthofen", Luftwaffe Oblt.
Otto Bertram May 1940
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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.


Bf-209E-3 “White 1” was flown by Oblt. Otto Bertram with 1./JG 2 “Richtofen” claiming his first
victory on April 20, 1940. Three of his four victories in the Battle of France came in May 1940. By
October 1940 Bertram had thirteen victories plus nine victories he scored earlier in Spain gave
him a total of twenty two. In October 1940 Bertram was appointed Hauptmann for III./JG 2 and
awarded the Knight’s Cross. He was removed from active duty because his two brothers had died
in action and he was considered “Last Son” status.


Messerschmitt Bf-109E-3 Specifications

Role – Fighter/Interceptor

Performance
Powerplant – 1 X Daimler-Benz DB-601A 12-Cylinder Inline
Maximum Power – 924 hp Upgraded 1,070 hp
Speed
Maximum
Stock – 545 km/h @ 5,000 m
Upgraded – 594 km/h @ 5.000 m
Service Ceiling – 11,000 m
Rate of Climb
Stock – 12.5 m/sec
Upgraded – 25.1 m/sec

Weight
Empty – 2,025 kg
Empty With Fuel – 2,328 kg
Maximum Take-Off – 2,610 kg

Armament
Guns Wing Mounted – 2 X 20 mm MGFF Cannons W/60 RPG = 120 Total
Guns Nose Mounted – 2 X 7.92 mm MG 17 Machine Guns W/1,000 RPG = 2,000 Total
Bombs
4 X 50 kg SC50JA
1 X 250 kg SC250JA
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