Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series HA8751 Messerschmitt Bf 109G Luftwaffe JG 50, Green 1, Hermann Graf, Wiesbaden-Erbenheim, Germany, September 1943, 1/48 Scale Diecast Model, 8.25" Wingspan, 7.5" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Messerschmitt Bf 109 is a German World War II fighter aircraft that was, along with the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force.
The first Bf-109G “Gustav” entered service in March 1942. New features were a pressurized cockpit with three larger guns mounted on the nose and none on the wings but could be field mounted. The Bf-109G could overheat causing oil leaks; starting a fire forcing the pilot to bail out. The Gustav was produced in many variants including long-range fighters, recon fighters and bomber destroyers. The Bf-109G-6 lacked a pressurized cockpit but was the most numerous Bf-109 produced and the first to carry 13mm machine guns; equivalent to the American 50 caliber Browning.
Hermann Graf was a WWII German Ace with 212 victories in 830 missions and the first pilot to score 200 victories. In mid 1943 Hermann Goring selected Graf to form a special high-altitude squadron to intercept Allied aircraft. The new Jagdgruppe 50 “Karaya Quartet” was equipped with modified high-altitude Bf-109G-6/R2 armed with two 210mm Wgr21 unguided rockets, a 30mm canon, two 13mm machine guns and an engine injection system creating 1,800 bhp. Green 1 W.Nr 15919 is one of several Bf-109s Graf flew and it wore the red ‘tulip’ nose and white tail with ‘kill’ markings and his Knight’s Cross award.
MAY 2021 RELEASE
|Size:||8.25" Wingspan, 7.5" Long|
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