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De Agostini 1:72 Aircraft DEAG0001
Messerschmitt Bf 109F Display Model
Luftwaffe 9./JG 52, Yellow 1, Hermann Graf, Kharkov, Ukraine, January 1942

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

Hermann Graf was one of the most gifted fighter pilots of WWII he was also one of the most controversial! As with most Luftwaffe pilots, Graf gained his first flying experiences on the hillsides of Germany, piloting various gliders. Following his formal training, he was eventually posted to Russia, in support of Operation Barbarossa. Here he would begin to display his abilities in aerial combat and quickly rose to prominence as he decimated his Russian opponents. During a three week period in early 1942, Graf shot down 48 enemy aircraft and in the following September, a further 64 aircraft fell to his guns. Graf ended the war with 212 aerial victories, having flown more than 830 sorties. He was one of the most decorated Luftwaffe pilots of the Second World War.

When thinking of the Luftwaffe in WWII, it is the Messerschmitt Bf 109 that immediately springs to mind. This was the most widely used of all the German fighters and was produced in huge numbers, initially serving during the Spanish Civil War. The Bf 109F (Friedrich) was the most handsome variant of this famous fighter, whilst remaining a lethal fighting machine. It displayed much sleeker lines than the more angular "Emil" and enjoyed huge success in the deserts of North Africa and the Russian Steppe. Flown by many of the world's highest scoring Air "Aces', the Me 109F concentrated its awesome firepower through the nose of the aircraft. This feature allowed many novice pilots to gain aerial victories and valuable combat experience, early in their careers.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F

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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De Agostini 1:72 Aircraft

The De Agostini "1:72 Aircraft" range presents affordable, ready-made plastic models of military aircraft in 1:72 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

De Agostini display model airplanes feature:

  • Molded plastic construction (some releases include diecast metal components).
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Removeable landing gear but no closed gear door option.

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