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Tamiya 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4/7 Tropical

Tamiya 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4/7 Tropical KITS AIR MILITARY WWII 48

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Tamiya 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4/7 Tropical KITS AIR MILITARY WWII 48
Tamiya 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4/7 Tropical KITS AIR MILITARY WWII 48

Price:
$32.99

Status:
Temporarily Out of Stock

Product Code:
T61063

Brand:
TAMIYA

Description

During the first half of the Second World War, the Messerschmitt Bf109 E was the main fighter of the German Air force. The E-4 housed a 1,100 hp Daimler Benz DB 601Aa engine and was armed with two 7.9mm machine guns on the nose, as well as 20mm cannon on each wing. For some aircraft, bulletproof glass was used to reinforce the front of the canopy. In addition, a 20mm cannon, which ran through a tube in the propeller was supposed to be installed but was unsuccessful. Displaying superb acceleration and diving ability, the E-type planes overpowered RAF's Hawk Hurricane and equaled the Spitfire fighters in the Battle of Britain. However, with a flight range of only 560km, the E-4 planes were limited to just fifteen minutes of combat over British skies. Thus, the bombers were not given sufficient support and sustained heavy damage. As a result, the Luftwaffes strategy to bomb England into surrender ended in failure. To deal with the drawback, the E-4 planes were equipped with an additional 300L fuel tank. These improved fighters, called E-7, were first deployed at the end of 1940. After the Battle of Britain, the E-4/7 planes were sent to the front lines of Northern Africa. As the Bf109 F-type fighters production advanced, the E-4/7 was retired from the front lines. However, some veteran pilots continued to use the E-4/7 mainly for ground support duty until the summer of 1942.

 

Paints recommended for this kit:

  • X-1 - Black

  • X-10 - 10ml Gun Metal

  • X-11 - 10ml Chrome Silver

  • X-18 - 10ml Semi Gloss Black

  • X-2 - 10ml White

  • X-4 - 10ml Blue

  • X-6 - 10ml Orange

  • X-7 - 23ml Red

  • X-7 - 10ml Red

  • XF-1 - Flat Black

  • XF-15 - Flat Flesh

  • XF-16 - 10ml Flat Aluminum

  • XF-2 - 10ml Flat White

  • XF-22 - 10ml RLM Grey

  • XF-23 - 10ml Light Blue

  • XF-3 - Flat Yellow

  • XF-49 - 10ml Khaki

  • XF-55 - 10ml Deck Tan

  • XF-57 - 10ml Buff

  • XF-58 - 10ml Olive Green

  • XF-59 - 10ml Desert Yellow

  • XF-62 - 10ml Olive Drab

  • XF-63 - 10ml German Grey

  • XF-64 - 10ml Red Brown

  • XF-7 - Flat Red

 

 

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