1/33 Messerschmitt Bf-109E, 1/JG20 Poland 1939 Paper Model


1/33 Messerschmitt Bf-109E, 1/JG20 Poland 1939 Paper Model




The E-series of the Me-109 was the main Luftwaffe fighter at the beginning of World War Two and remained the main service type until the F model began to replace it in 1941. Standard armament was two 7.92mm machine guns and two 20mm cannon in the wings. Some later E models were equipped with a centerline rack for a bomb or a drop tank. Other advanced features included leading edge slats, electrically-operated variable-pitch propeller, and pilot armor. Luftwaffe pilots and ground crew called it the Emil, after the model designation.

This paper model “Emil” wears the markings of “White 4” of 1./JG20 (first squadron, Jagdgruppe 20) at Sprottau. The aircraft is shown in the camouflage in use in September 1939, when 1./JG20, and White 4, participated in the invasion of Poland, and the beginning of World War Two. A separate swasttika-free version is included in the download.

Paper Model Details: 223 parts on eight pages, with 13 construction diagrams and eight wire templates. Fuselage formers and joining strips; wing spars with airfoil formers. Layered wheels, rolled landing gear legs, boxed wheel wells. Duo-fold prop blades. Full cockpit; patterns for transparent canopy parts. Degree of Difficulty: 4/5.  If you enjoy building this paper model, please contribute a review!

Text by Bart Wheeler
Text copyright 2012, Bart Wheeler and Ecardmodels.com


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