Messerschmitt Bf 109F
Luftwaffe 7./JG 77, "White 1", Wolf-Dietrich Huy, Lunga, Romania, 1941
Wingspan: 5.5 inches
About the plane:
This Bf 109 is presented in slightly unusual markings. The aircraft has been re-sprayed in overall RLM 70 and has the yellow theatre band ahead of the fuselage cross. It also displays a number of ship silhouettes on the rudder. These refer to Huy’s anti-shipping activities off Greece and Crete. He would end the war as a prisoner, having claimed 37 aerial victories.
When thinking of the Luftwaffe in WWII, it is the Messerschmitt Bf 109 that immediately springs to mind. This was the most widely used of all the German fighters and was produced in huge numbers, initially serving during the Spanish Civil War. The Bf 109F (Friedrich) was the most handsome variant of this famous fighter, whilst remaining a lethal fighting machine. It displayed much sleeker lines than the more angular “Emil” and enjoyed huge success in the deserts of North Africa and the Russian Steppe. Flown by many of the world’s highest scoring Air “Aces’, the Me 109F concentrated its awesome firepower through the nose of the aircraft. This feature allowed many novice pilots to gain aerial victories and valuable combat experience, early in their careers.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 10 January, 2011.