THIS KIT IS A REISSUE OF A PREVIOUS ECARDMODELS.COM LISTING
This paper model portrays a German Messerschmidt Bf-109E “Emil” which was loaned to the Japanese Army for flight testing and evaluation. Five aircraft were delivered unarmed, and while initially painted in the standard Luftwaffe fighter camouflage of the time, the aircraft were painted with Japanese insignia and markings. While in Japanese service the Emils directly influenced the development of Kawasaki’s Ki-61 Hien and were used for evaluation against existing Japanese fighters and captured Alllied aircraft.
Paper Model Details:
This Marek designed kit, repainted by 3Turner, was resized from 1/50 scale to 1/32 and includes cockpit parts from Marek’s pre-2010 larger scale Bf-109E kit. This kit has approximately 114 parts and two construction diagrams, templates for 4 wire parts. Simple cockpit, fuselage formers and wing spars with airfoil sections, no wheel wells, layered wheels.
(Photos of model courtesy of Ray Smith [Texman on papermodelers.com forum])