Messerschmitt Bf-109Z German Fighter 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Amodel 72217
Era : 1919-1938
Scale : 1/72
Material : Plastic
Series: Legendary Aircrafts
Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up
Messerschmitt Bf.109Z (Z - Zwilling / twin) - heavy "strategic" (long-range) fighter, attack aircraft and high-speed bomber. It was assembled from two Bf.109 fuselages, connected to each other by a new central wing section and a new, single, tail fin. The pilot was in the cockpit of the left fuselage, and a special fairing was installed instead of the cockpit of the right fuselage. It was planned to mass-produce the aircraft in three (not counting the aircraft of the "information party" / military series Me.109Z-1) target versions: Me.109Z-2 (fighter), Me.109Z-3 (attack aircraft) and Me.109Z-4 ( bomber). But the only prototype of the Zwilling actually built was destroyed in an Allied air raid.
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.