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Tamiya 61117 1/48 Messerschmitt BF 109G-6

Product Code: T61117
$69.99
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Gustav with Gusto!

With over 30,000 produced, the Messerschmitt Bf109 is the most prolifically manufactured fighter in history; of its variants, the G-6 was the most numerous at 13,000 aircraft.

In response to improving Allied foes in the air, Bf109 G aircraft had the more powerful DB605 engine, and from the G-6 were equipped with dual 13mm MG131 machine guns that required the distinctive bulges on either side of the cockpit cowling known as "Beule." Some were even given a 20mm cannon gondola under each wing for further improved firepower.

The Bf109 G-6 was deployed on both the Western and Eastern fronts, in particular dominating Soviet adversaries as it continued in service through to the end of WWII.

Features

  • Length: 188mm, wingspan: 207mm.

  • In depth study of actual aircraft led to this highly detailed kit.

  • Features an exquisite recreation of the DB605 engine.

  • Separate parts are included to recreate wing underside 20mm cannon gondolas.

  • Poly cap allows detachment and attachment of drop tank.

  • Choose from 2 different types of air intake part - standard and with dust filter.

  • Can be assembled with standard or Galland panzer canopy rear armor plate.

  • Construct with canopy open or closed.

  • Main and radiator flaps can be depicted up or down.

  • Comes with a seated pilot figure for further realism.

  • 3 marking options are included, plus canopy masking stickers and a color painting guide.

The Gustav

  • This definitive kit has its roots in the study of real aircraft, allowing superb accuracy in its recreation.

  • Choices abound, with options available to the modeler for engine cowlings, canopy and flaps.

  • Magnet-attached parts for both open and closed engine cowlings are included and are interchangeable after assembly.

  • Marvel at the beautiful depiction of the powerful DB605 engine, enabled by the interchangeable cowlings.

  • Superlative detail is on display across the kit; here in the form of the dual 13mm machine guns.

  • Modelers can choose whether to assemble with standard air intakes or those with dust filters.

  • Main and radiator flaps can be assembled up or down, and leading edge slats deployed or flush.

  • Poly cap attachment method allows later removal and re-affixing of the drop tank at will.

  • Multi-part recreations of the under-wing 20mm cannon gondolas give an authentic finish.

  • Highly realistic pilot figure in seated position adds a further level of detail to the kit!

  • The boxy canopy center section can be assembled open or closed. Sight uses separate clear part.

  • 3 marking options are included on the decal sheets. Masking stickers aid with canopy paint job.