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Messerschmitt Bf109E-4/N Tropical
Unassembled plastic model kit

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Manufacturer: Airfix Models
Stock Number: AIR A05122
Scale: 1/48
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.

Skill: 3Flying Hours: 2Number of Parts: 107Dimensions (mm): L186 x W205Age Suitability: 8+

Developed from earlier Bf109E variants, the Bf109E-4/N Trop was modified for use in the arid and dusty conditions of the North African desert. The large tropical filter covering the engine's air intake being the most obvious difference between this and the standard E-4.

Upon introduction to the desert war the tropical Bf109s were more than a match for the RAF's Hurricanes and Tomahawks and it was not until the introduction of the Spitfire Mk.V that the balance was redressed.

Markings for:
  • Messerschmitt Bf109E-4/N TROP, Aircraft flown by Maj. Eduard Neumann, 1./JG27, North Africa, 1941-42
  • Messerschmitt Bf109E-7, Aircraft (reportedly) flown by Lt. Peter-Paul Steindl, Stab II./JG54, Arad, Romania, March 1941








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