HA8757 Hobbymaster Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 J-704, 7 Fliegerkompanie, Swiss Air Force, 1944

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HA8757 Hobbymaster Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 J-704, 7 Fliegerkompanie, Swiss Air Force, 1944

PRICE: £66.99 incl VAT (RRP £92.00, SAVING £25.01)

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Now in stock. Worldwide limited edition only 500 pieces.
Hobbymaster 1/48th scale
HA8757
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6
J-704
7 Fliegerkompanie
Swiss Air Force
1944

RRP £92.00

Model Description

Hobbymaster 1/48th scale HA8757 Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 J-704, 7 Fliegerkompanie, Swiss Air Force, 1944. Buy online at Flying Tigers.

 

The first Bf-109G “Gustav” entered service in March 1942. New features were a pressurized cockpit with three larger guns mounted on the nose and none on the wings but could be field mounted. The Bf-109G could overheat causing oil leaks; starting a fire forcing the pilot to bail out. The Gustav was produced in many variants including long-range fighters, recon fighters and bomber destroyers. The Bf-109G-6 lacked a pressurized cockpit but was the most numerous Bf-109 produced and the first to carry 13mm machine guns; equivalent to the American 50 caliber Browning.

In 1940 the Swiss Air Force purchased 12 Me-109 G-6s from Germany and added 2 more captured aircraft. Messerschmitt Bf 109 G6 SAF J-704 Werk Nr 163245 Fliegerkompanie 7, joined the Swiss Air Force on May 26, 1944. The aircraft originally was Stkz RQ-BI. After two engine failure emergency landings, a lost canopy during flight and a crash into other aircraft on the ground. J-704 only had 57 hours flight time so it was repaired, repainted and fitted with a tall tail and withdrawn from service on February 2, 1947.

RRP £92.00

Weight 650 g
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Model Code: HA8757

Model categories:
1/48th Scale Aircraft and Diorama Accessories, HobbyMaster Aviation, Hobbymaster 1/48th Scale Aircraft, Messerschmitt BF-109F/G, Military Aviation

Weight 650 g
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Model Type

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Historical Era

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