The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt in the early 1930s. It was one of the first true modern fighters of the era, including such features as an all metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear.
With the Luftwaffe committed to the North African campaign in 1941/42, ‘tropicalized’ versions of the reconnaissance Bf 109 were introduced, with the suffix ‘Trop’. The modifications for desert warfare included filters over the air intakes and a desert survival kit.
- 1:72 scale
- 60 pieces
- Dimensions: Length 120 mm x Wingspan 137 mm
- Skill level 1
- Requires painting
- Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts
Messerchmitt BF109E Tropical by Airfix