This fantastic Dogfight Double Spitfire 1A Messerschmitt Bf109E model set from Airfix would make the perfect gift for any aviation enthusiast.
In 1940 the two great air arms of the day, Great Britain’s RAF and Germany’s Luftwaffe, faced each other in large numbers for the first time. The spearhead of the Luftwaffe was the Messerschmitt Bf109E. The Messerschmitt was a formidable fighting machine, having proven itself to be world class throughout its previous campaigns. It was however to face a new set of challenges over southern England in the summer of 1940.
The most serious test for the Luftwaffe pilots was the widespread use of the RAF’s fighter, the Supermarine Spitfire. More maneuverable than the Messerschmitt, the Spitfire was the finest fighter aircraft of its day.
This set contains two aircraft flown by aces, Helmut Wick and John Dundas. Neither survived their fateful engagement on 28th November 1940. To complete the models this gift set also includes acrylic paints, brushes and poly cement.
- 1 x Supermarine Spitfire MkIa
- 1 x Messerschmitt Bf109E4
- Model scale 1:72
- Number of parts: Spitfire 36, Messerschmitt 49
- Spitfire dimensions: 127 x 155 mm
- Messerschmitt dimensions: 120 x 137 mm
- Skill level 1
- Requires painting
Dogfight Double Gift Set Spitfire 1A Messerschmitt Bf109E by Airfix