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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series HA8703
Messerschmitt Bf 109E Diecast Model
Luftwaffe 2./JG 27, Black 8, Franz Elles, Libya, April 1941

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
Messerschmitt Bf 109E   7.5"   8.25"


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Messerschmitt Bf-109E “Black 8”, contrary to some information, was only flown twice by Leutnant Werner Schröer and was the main aircraft for Franz Elles of 2./JG 27. In May 1941 Elles scored his first victory, a Hurricane over Tobruk. He would score his fifth and final victory by downing an A-20 Boston III on December 10, 1941 before his aircraft was badly damaged by an RAF P-40 on December 11, 1941. He crash landed his aircraft and became a POW for the remainder of the war.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E

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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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:48 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:48 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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