Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series HA8758 Messerschmitt BF 109G-6 "Gerhard Barkhorn" Commanding Officer of II./JG 52, Ukraine, September 1943. 1/48 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 8.25" Wingspan, 7.5" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included. Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
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.
German Ace Gerhard ˘Gerd÷ Barkhorn didnĂt score his first victory until his 120th mission on July 2, 1941 over the Eastern Front. On September 1, 1943 at Kharkov Ukraine Barkhorn became Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG 52 and led it until January 15, 1945. In September 1943 he shot down 15 aircraft and by the end of 1943 had accumulated a total of 222 victories. He recorded his 301st, and last, victory on January 5, 1945 and along the way he himself was shot down 9 times and wounded twice.
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|Size:||8.25" Wingspan, 7.5" Long|
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