The Bf 109B first entered combat with German-manned Condor Legion units during the Spanish Civil War and were a welcome replacement for the obsolete Heinkel He 51 biplane fighter. The Bf 109C, introduced in 1938, retained the twin 7.9mm MG 17 machine guns mounted above the engine but replaced the single MG 17 firing through the propeller spinner with two MG 17s in the wings. After less than 200 Bf 109Ds were built, the Bf 109E entered production with the Daimler Benz DB 601 in early 1939. Early in World War II, the Bf 109E completely dominated the Polish PZL fighters and during the invasion of France in May 1940, the Bf 109E dominated the skies against French Morane-Saulnier MS 406s and British Hawker Hurricanes.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 Spanish Civil War

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 Spanish Civil War

Code: HA09601



Product Description


Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 Spanish Civil War
Plastic model kit.
Scale 1/48
Manufacturer: Hasegawa Models