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Status: DEC 2017 RE-STOCK

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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series HA8712
Messerschmitt Bf 109E Diecast Model
Luftwaffe III/JG 53, Werner Molders, May 1940

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


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Werner Molders scored his first victory on September 21, 1939 as Staffelkapitan of 1./JG 53 "Pik As" and became known as "Vati" (Daddy) Molders. In October 1939 he became Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 53. On May 27, 1940 Molders scored his 20th victory, was promoted to Hauptmann. On June 5, 1940 Molders was shot down and taken prisoner but was released two weeks later when France surrendered. While returning to Germany for a funeral the He-111 he was in crashed killing him and the pilot. Molders' final tally was 101 aircraft.

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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