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Me-109 - Luftwaffe

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Item Number: 1213
The Me-109 was the standard fighter of the Luftwaffe for the duration of WWII, although it began to be partially replaced by the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 from 1942. The Bf 109 scored more aircraft kills in World War Two than any other aircraft. At various times it served as an air superiority fighter, an escort fighter, an interceptor, a ground-attack aircraft and a reconnaissance aircraft. The Bf 109 was produced in greater quantities than any other fighter aircraft in history, with over 31,000 units built. Although the Bf 109 had weaknesses, including a short range of around 360 miles (580 km) on internal fuel and a sometimes difficult to handle narrow, outward-retracting undercarriage, it stayed competitive with Allied fighter aircraft until the end of the war.

The Bf 109 was flown by Erich Hartmann, the top scoring fighter ace of all time with 352 confirmed victories. Hartmann refused to fly any other airplane in combat throughout the war.

Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/24. Wingspan 16 1/4 inches, Lenght 14 1/2 inches.