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12/21/2012

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Messerschmitt Bf 109T-1

Scale 1:33
Author: Rafal Ciesielski
File Size: 32.7Mb
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Bf 109T-1
I/JG 77
North Sea, May 1942
 
 
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Price $10.00

Model # 042
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Technical data:
  Length 8.75 m    
  Span 11.08 m    
  Engine DB-601N, 1,175hp
  Max Speed 570 km/h    
  Armament 2 x 7.9mm MG-17, 2 x 20mm MG FF, Bombs 4 x 50kg or 1 x 250kg
  Crew 1    
     Model has option to complete it in the basic form or fully detailed with movable control surfaces, full cockpit, engine and gun compartments and also detailed DB-601N engine
     As part of the project to rebuild the navy, German Kriegsmarine started construction of their first aircraft carrier, the Graf Zeppelin.  Air group for the new ship was to include Messerschmitt Bf 109T fighters and Junkers Ju-87T dive bombers.
     Bf 109T was a modified Bf 109E-3 variant with added tail hook, catapult fittings, strengthened fuselage, folding wings and wingspan increased to 11.08m. Landing gear was also wider than the standard Bf 109s.
     Fieseler was order to produce 70 Bf 109T-1s with DB-601N engine, but after only seven of the planes were built, Graf Zeppelin project was cancelled.  Remaining 63 planes from the order were completed as T-2 variant without carrier equipment.  All produced Bf 109T planes were assigned to I/JG.77 and deployed to Norway where they short take-off and landing ability would be a perfect match for the short airfields subjected to frequent crosswinds.

Model built and photographed by Schiller.  Used with permission.

 

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