Mastercraft Collection: ME-109E Messerchmitt..
Wingspan: 12 inches
Length: 11 inches
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The Me-109 came as a response to the Technisches Amt department’s (of the Reich Aviation Ministry) research. It was in 1933 when the department concluded its studies and came up with three programs that seek to develop three aircraft. The Me-109, in particular, responded to the Rüstungsflugzeug II which sought for a tactical bomber. Development of the plane, initially designated as the Messerschmitt Project Number P.1034, began in March 1934. The plane saw a few changes during production and was finalized in January 1935 when the plane was re-designated as the Bf 109, or Messerschmitt Me 109 as called by Allied pilots. True enough, the plane stayed faithful to the Ministry’s research but the earlier variants (models A, B, C, and D) were low-powered at only 660hp to 690hp. Thus, the Me-109E was introduced. The aircraft, casually called Emil, was powered by a 1,085hp DB 601 engine. It was also given a larger fuel capacity and better weaponry.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!