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Messerschmitt Bf109 F-2 – Geschwaderkommodore JG26 “Schlageter”, Luftwaffe, Adolf Galland 1941. Displayed

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Gemini Aces 1/72 scale GALFT3002: Messerschmitt Bf109 F-2 “Black Chevron and Bars” of Geschwaderkommodore JG26 “Schlageter”, as flown by famous fighter ace Oberstleutnant (at the time) Adolf Galland from Brest-Guipavas in April 1941. Galland went on to become a General with 103 confirmed victories, including 55 Spitfires and 30 Hurricanes in 705 missions. The models are amazingly detailed with exquisite panel lines and have moving Ailerons and rudders, plus optional undercarriage positions and stand. They come complete with a card giving the individual limited edition number, one of only 2,000 of each. Outstanding value for money and essential to any WW2 collection. This is the one that everyone wants and now hard to find. The only casting of the Bf109F on the market!

Length 5 inches Wingspan 5.5 inches

PLEASE NOTE: Model was briefly displayed in a shop window and box consequently shows signs of light sunfade. Model is in great shape.

The Messerschmitt Bf 109, often called Me 109, was a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid 1930s. It was one of the first true modern fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, a retractable landing gear, and was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engine.

The Bf 109 first saw operational service during the Spanish Civil War and was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II, during which time it was the backbone of the Luftwaffe’s fighter force. From the end of 1941 the Bf 109 was supplemented by the Focke-Wulf Fw 190.

Originally conceived as an interceptor, later models were developed to fulfill multiple tasks, serving as bomber escort, fighter-bomber, day-fighter, night-fighter, all-weather fighter, ground-attack aircraft, and as reconnaissance aircraft. It was supplied to and operated by several states during World War II, and served with several countries for many years after the war. The Bf 109 was the most produced fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 33,984 units produced from 1936 up to April 1945.

The Bf 109 was flown by the three top-scoring German fighter aces of World War II, who between them claimed 928 victories among them while flying with Jagdgeschwader 52, mainly on the Eastern Front, as well as by Hans-Joachim Marseille, the highest scoring German ace in the North African Campaign. It was also flown by several other successful aces from Germany’s allies, notably Finland, including the highest scoring non-German ace Ilmari Juutilainen, and pilots from Romania, Croatia and Hungary. Through constant development, the Bf 109 remained competitive with the latest Allied fighter aircraft until the end of the war.

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Weight 0.9 kg