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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA1813
Messerschmitt Bf 110E Diecast Model
Luftwaffe 4./NJG1, G9+JM, St Trond, France, Operation Donnerkuiel, February 1942

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Messerschmitt Bf 110E   7.25"   8.75"

In early 1942 Germany had two battleships and a cruiser docked at Brest France that posed a threat to British shipping. The British Navy set up a blockade in an effort to contain them. Adolf Gallant sent aircraft to St. Trond, Belgium in preparation for Unternehmen Donnerkeil (Operation Thunderbolt), this would provide air cover for Unternehmen Zerberus (Operation Cerberus), the surprise dash the German ships made for home on February 11, 1942. The German ships caught the British off guard and two days later they were home.

Messerschmitt Bf 110E

Designed to meet a Luftwaffe requirement for a long range, multipurpose fighter, the Bf-110 was first flown on May 12th, 1936. Fast and well-armed, the Bf-110 lacked maneuverability—a flaw that became glaringly obvious during the battle of Britain, when Bf-110s suffered heavy losses and were withdrawn from battle. Redesigned Bf-110s were equipped with radar and enjoyed great success as night fighters, eventually becoming the Luftwaffe's primary aircraft in that role. Most of Germany's night fighter aces flew the Bf-110 at least once, and some of them—including top German night fighter ace Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer—flew it exclusively.

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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110 is an example of a well-crafted, quality model. It has a large bird-cage canopy that is removable, revealing pad-printed dials and gauges and rear gunner's position fitted with twin defensive machine guns. The top port of the engine nacelles is seamlessly blended with the radiators under each wing. There is a removable under-wing mounted fuel tank, twin rocket tubes on each wing and counter-balance weights separately attached to each aileron. A variety of weapons configurations such as center mounted bombs, nose- and center- mounted machine guns are included. The series includes night-fighter variants with nose-mounted radar antenna.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power 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.
  • 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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