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Messerschmitt Bf-109B-1 German Fighter 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Avis 72009

Theme: Military

Era : 1919-1938

Scale : 1/72

Material : Plastic

Series: Legendary Aircrafts

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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The first industrial version was named Messerschmitt Bf 109B or "Bruno" (Bruno, known as Bertha in some sources). The aircraft was equipped with a 720 hp Jumo 210Da engine. With. at 2700 rpm with a two-bladed fixed-pitch wooden propeller. Armament was limited to only two 7.92 mm machine guns under the engine cowl. Production of this modification began in February 1937 at the plant in Augsburg. During the mass production of the B-1 variant, some improvements were made - the triple radio antenna was replaced with a single wire, air intakes were added to cool the machine guns, and the length of the cockpit canopy was also increased. Almost the entire batch of 30 pcs. was sent to the Legion "Condor" in Spain.
After the release of 30 pieces of the B-1 series, an order was given to transfer production in Augsberg to the B-2 series, which differed only in a variable pitch screw - a metal VDM, manufactured under license. Due to large orders from the Luftwaffe, the production of the new series in Augsburg, which began in the summer of 1937, was supplemented from December 1937 by licensed production at the Fisiler plant in Kassel.
The Messerschmitt Bf 109 (German: Messerschmitt Bf 109, the traditional spelling for the USSR is Me-109) is a single-engine low-wing piston fighter that has been in service with the Luftwaffe and the Air Force of various countries for almost 30 years. Depending on the modification, it was used as a day fighter (including specialized modifications for low altitudes and a family of versions of high-altitude fighters), day and night fighter-interceptor, fighter-attack aircraft, fighter-bomber, photo-reconnaissance fighter and unarmed photo-reconnaissance (including high-altitude), as well as a training fighter. It was one of the two main Luftwaffe fighters, the most massive German aircraft throughout the Second World War, and also the most massive fighter in history.
By the number of cars produced (as of March 1945, only in Germany - about 32,500 units; total production - taking into account the release in April 1945, in Hungary, Romania, Francoist Spain in 1944-1958 and post-war Czechoslovakia in 1945-1948 years - exceeds 33,000 copies; there is also evidence that the total production of aircraft of the Bf.109 family amounted to 34,826 or even 34,852 copies) is one of the most massive aircraft in history, second only to the Il-2 attack aircraft (36,163 aircraft) and light general purpose aircraft Cessna 172 Skyhawk. Sometimes you can come across the assertion that the training aircraft, and later - including the U-2 (Po-2) night bomber, also exceeded the Bf.109 in terms of production (figures up to 40 thousand produced U-2 are called). But this is not confirmed by Soviet sources, which estimate the production of the U-2 at about 33,000 vehicles.