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The E-series of the Messerschmitt Bf-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 represents the Bf-109E-3 in the markings for Fluwaffe (Swiss Air Force) Fliegerkompanie 15, ID No. J-356; Thoune, 1940.
Paper Model Details: Over 250 parts on four pages, with 3 pages of construction diagrams, wire templates, fuselage formers, joining strips, wing spars, airfoil formers, layered wheels, rolled landing gear legs, boxed wheel wells, duo-fold prop blades, parts to make a full cockpit and patterns for transparent canopy parts. Degree of Difficulty: 4/5. If you enjoy building this paper model, please contribute a review!
Text by Ecardmodels.com staff