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Dragon Models 1:72 Warbirds 50308
Messerschmitt Bf 109G Diecast Model
Luftwaffe 8./JG 77, "Black 6", Heinz Ludeman, Gambut, Libya, November 1942, w/Compass Platform Display Base

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Messerschmitt Bf 109G   5"   5.5"

This is an Me109G-2 Trop of III./JG 77, the "Trop" signifying it was designed to operate in the extreme heat of North Africa or the Mediterranean. Jagdgeschwader 77 Herz As ("Ace of Hearts") served in every front at some stage of WWII, but III./JG 77 arrived in North Africa in October 1942. The wing saw extensive combat against the Desert Air Force, and many aces added to their impressive tallies, with a total of 333 aerial victories recorded. The aircraft model itself is superbly produced and finished, painted in a desert camouflage scheme. To make this model unique, the Me109G-2 comes mounted on a compass platform, a special piece of equipment designed to raise the tail of an aircraft to allow it to test its guns on the ground. The diorama base with this special ramp and realistic looking desert landscape makes this a truly inspirational piece to have in any aircraft collection!

Messerschmitt Bf 109G

Designed to meet a Luftwaffe need for a single-seat fighter/interceptor, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 was first flown on May 28th, 1935. Its all-metal construction, closed canopy and retractable gear made the Bf 109 one of the first true modern fighters of WWII. This versatile aircraft served in many roles and was the most produced aircraft of the war and the backbone of the Luftwaffe, and was flown by Germany's top three aces, who claimed a total of 928 victories between them. Armed with two cannons and two machine guns, the Bf 109's design underwent constant revisions, which allowed it to remain competitive until the end of the war.

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Dragon's Bf 109 series includes the early E model and the later aerodynamically improved G model with a "tropical" air filter for tropical/desert theatre releases. This model's optional center mounted drop tank is easy to configure and installs quickly. The one-piece main gear subassembly is robust and easily slips and locks into place. The canopy is configurable and can be displayed in the open position, allowing for easy viewing of the cockpit interior and instrument panel details. The rudders are moveable on both variants as are the flaps on the G model, a feature uncommon in 1:72 scale.

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Dragon Models 1:72 Warbirds

The Dragon Models "Dragon Wings 1:72 Warbirds Series" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircaft.

Dragon Models "Dragon Wings 1:72 Warbirds Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Selected moveable control surfaces.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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