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Messerschmitt Bf 109|
Kit FF-28 Messerschmitt Bf 109 is a 1/16 scale, flying model that
uses the Box and Former method of construction.
Pre-1942 design, eligible for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.
A single-seat fighter designed by Willi Messerschmitt for the Luftwaffe
in 1935, the Bf 109 incorporated one of the most advanced aerodynamic
designs at the time, with retractable landing gear, an enclosed cockpit,
automatic flaps, cantilever wings, and stressed skin construction.
During the trials, the Bf 109 clearly outperformed the larger and
heavier favorite, Heinkel's He 112. The short range of the Bf 109E
prevented it from escorting Luftwaffe bombers past London, leaving
the greater part of the British Isles free from enemy attack on training
and production sites. This problem was a significant contribution
to the Luftwaffe's defeat in the Battle of Britain.
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a full-size
rolled plan, building and flying instructions, hand-picked
printed balsa and balsa strip wood, rubber motor, E-B propeller, EBM thrust button,
clear plastic for the windshield, wheels, landing gear wire, and Easy
Built Lite tissue in evergreen, light sky blue, and gray. You
will need a building
board, hobby knife, fine
sandpaper, and glue.
FF-28 Messerschmitt Bf 109
Class: Stand-off scale
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Experienced / Experienced
a photo of your model!
Click here to read Rick Foch's construction notes.
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