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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 Me-109E-3 wears the markings of the Romanian Unit Grupul 7 Vanatoare, serial number 37, as it appeared in Bucharest-Otopeni, late April 1941. Still wearing the pre-war tricolor roundels, this Aeronautica Regala Romana (ARR) Bf-109E-3 has already received the yellow fuselage band and engine cowling associated with all Axis aircraft in Eastern Europe. The earlier mid-wing yellow stripes have also been retained on the upper wing surfaces of this machine.
Paper Model Details: Over 250 parts on four 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!
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