Gustav with Gusto! With over 30,000 produced, the Messerschmitt Bf109 is the most prolifically manufactured fighter in history; of its variants, the G-6 was the most numerous at 13,000 aircraft. In response to improving Allied foes in the air, Bf109 G aircraft had the more powerful DB605 engine, and from the G-6 were equipped with dual 13mm MG131 machine guns that required the distinctive bulges on either side of the cockpit cowling known as "Beule." Some were even given a 20mm cannon gondola under each wing for further improved firepower. The Bf109 G-6 was deployed on both the Western and Eastern fronts, in particular dominating Soviet adversaries as it continued in service through to the end of WWII.
About the Model ★This is a 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit recreating the Bf109 G-6. Length: 188mm, wingspan: 207mm. ★In depth study of actual aircraft led to this highly detailed kit. ★Features an exquisite recreation of the DB605 engine. ★Separate parts are included to recreate wing underside 20mm cannon gondolas. ★Poly cap allows detachment and attachment of drop tank. ★Choose from 2 different types of air intake part - standard and with dust filter. ★Can be assembled with standard or Galland panzer canopy rear armor plate. ★Construct with canopy open or closed. ★Main and radiator flaps can be depicted up or down. ★Comes with a seated pilot figure for further realism. ★3 marking options are included, plus canopy masking stickers and a color painting guide.
★This definitive kit has its roots in the study of real aircraft, allowing superb accuracy in its recreation.
★Choices abound, with options available to the modeler for engine cowlings, canopy and flaps.
★Magnet-attached parts for both open and closed engine cowlings are included and are interchangeable after assembly.
★Marvel at the beautiful depiction of the powerful DB605 engine, enabled by the interchangeable cowlings.
★Superlative detail is on display across the kit; here in the form of the dual 13mm machine guns.
★Modelers can choose whether to assemble with standard air intakes or those with dust filters.
★Main and radiator flaps can be assembled up or down, and leading edge slats deployed or flush.
★Poly cap attachment method allows later removal and re-affixing of the drop tank at will.
★Multi-part recreations of the under-wing 20mm cannon gondolas give an authentic finish.
★Highly realistic pilot figure in seated position adds a further level of detail to the kit.
★The boxy canopy center section can be assembled open or closed. Sight uses separate clear part.
★3 marking options are included on the decal sheets. Masking stickers aid with canopy paint job.