Mark I Models - 1/144Messerschmitt Bf-109G-10/Avia C-10 Vigorous Fighter (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box)
(Luftwaffe, Czechoslovak AF)
The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was a German fighter aircraft designed in the mid-1930s and it represented the first modern fighter of the era. Originally conceived as an interceptor, later models were developed to fulfil various roles, such as bomber escort, fighter-bomber, day and night fighter, ground-attack or reconnaissance. Various armament modifications evolved in service, using pre-packaged or field kits. The aircraft was of an all-metal monocoque construction, featuring an enclosed canopy and a retractable landing gear.
The G-series aircraft were introduced in mid-1942. The initial variants differed only in minor details from its predecessor, the Bf 109F, most notably in the more powerful engine. Except some early aeroplanes, the bulk of Bf 109G-10s were fitted with Db 605D engines and featured the Erla clear-view canopy, large main wheels with corresponding large oblong wing bulges, deeper oil cooler under the nose and tall tail fin.
The first Bf 109G-10s appeared in service in November 1944 and the following variants were produced: G-10 light fighter (with two Mg 131 guns and a single Mg 151/20 gun in the nose), G-10/R2 recce fighter, G-10/R6 bad-weather fighter and G-10/U4 fighter (equipped with an engine-mounted Mk 108 cannon). In total, about 2,600 aircraft were produced by Erla, Messerschmitt, Wnf and Diana factories.
After the war, a small batch of 21 Avia C-10 fighters (later designated the S-99) were completed to serve with the Czechoslovak Air Force and Police Air Force.
Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10 (Erla-built), White 13 (W.Nr. 151567), 10./JG 300, Luftwaffe, J?terbog-Waldlager airfield, Germany, April 1945
2)Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10/U4 (WNF-built), White 5 (W.Nr. 611048), II./JG 52, Luftwaffe, Neubiberg airfield, Germany, spring 1945
3)Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10/R6 (Erla-built), Yellow 7 (W.Nr. 152016), 3./JG 51, Luftwaffe, Prag-Gbell airfield, Bohemia-Moravia Protectorate, May 1945
4)Avia C-10 (Bf 109G-10), Black EV-12 (c/n 11), Svs Fighter Combat Training Centre, Hq Flt., 2nd Air Division, Czechoslovak Air Force, Plan? airfield ( esk? Bud jovice), spring 1947
Two injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 27 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.