Messerschmitt Bf 109E - 1202

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Messerschmitt Bf 109E

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including any changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

The Messerschmitt Bf 109E was an early version of this powerful German World War II fighter. It was designed by Professor Willi Messerschmitt and was better armed and armoured than the Bf 109C it replaced. It gained for the Luftwaffe the essential air superiority needed to support early German campaigns in Europe.

This Super Kit with over 150 parts contains a wealth of detail. The armament of two 20 mm cannon and two 7.9 mm machine guns is accurately reproduced with their ammunition boxes. It has a hinged cockpit canopy, retractable undercarriage, and flexible tyres. The 1,100 h.p; Daimler Benz engine is superbly detailed beneath removable engine panels and the propeller may be motorised. The markings are for two representative Bf 109Es which took part in the Battle of Britain - firstly, Yellow 10 from Jagdgeschwader JG 26, 9 Staffel/III Gruppe; alternatively, the personal markings of the German Ace Gruppen Kommandeur Major Helmut Wick of JG 2/1 Gruppe. - Taken from the 9th edition catalogue (1971)

1989 edition catalogue, recorded as a new kit.

1989 edition catalogue, listed as Messerschmitt Bf109E from Messerschmitt Bf 109E.

1992 edition catalogue, listed as Messerschmitt Bf 109E from Messerschmitt Bf109E.

1994 edition catalogue, listed as Messerschmitt Bf 109 E from Messerschmitt Bf 109E.

1995 edition catalogue, listed as Messerschmitt Bf 109E from Messerschmitt Bf 109 E.

1997 edition catalogue, listed as Messerschmitt Bf109E from Messerschmitt Bf 109E.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 12
First Issued: 1971

Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 4: Roy Cross
Artist on Box Type 4B: Roy Cross
Artist on Box Type 10: James Goulding
Artist on Box Type 16: Adam Tooby
Artist on Box Type 17: Roy Cross

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
9th Edition (1971) Ref: 1202
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 09321-1
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 09321-1
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 09321-1
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 12002-9
14th Edition (1977) Ref: 12002-9
15th Edition (1978) Ref: 12002-9
16th Edition (1979) Ref: 12002-9
17th Edition (1980) Ref: 12002-9
1982 Edition Ref: 12002-9
1983 Edition Ref: 9 12002
1984 Edition Ref: 9 12002
1989 Edition Ref: 12002
1990 Edition Ref: 12002
1992 Edition Ref: 12002
1993 Edition Ref: 12002
1994 Edition Ref: 12002
1995 Edition Ref: 12002
1996 Edition Ref: 12002
1997 Edition Ref: 12002
1998 Edition Ref: 12002
1999 Edition Ref: 12002
2000 Edition Ref: 12002
2001 Edition Ref: 12002
2002 Edition Ref: 12002
2003 Edition Ref: 12002
2004 Edition Ref: 12002
2005 Edition Ref: 12002
2006 Edition Ref: 12002
2007 Edition Ref: 12002
2008 Edition Ref: A12002
2009 Edition Ref: A12002
2010 Edition Ref: A12002
2011 Edition Ref: A12002A
2012 Edition Ref: A12002A
2013 Edition Ref: A12002A
2014 Edition Ref: A12002A
2015 Edition Ref: A12002A
2016 Edition Ref: A12002A
2020 Edition Ref: A12002V

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