Hobby Master HA8755 | Messerschmitt BF-109G-6 Luftwaffe " Erich Hartmann" "Yellow 1", W.nr. 20499, 9. / JG 52, October 1943

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Messerschmitt BF-109G-6 Luftwaffe " Erich Hartmann""Yellow 1", W.nr. 20499, 9. / JG 52, October 1943

Scale 1:48 / Diecast model 

The first Bf-109G “Gustav” entered service in March 1942. New features were a pressurized cockpit with three larger guns mounted on the nose and none on the wings but could be field mounted. The Bf-109G could overheat causing oil leaks; starting a fire forcing the pilot to bail out. The Gustav was produced in many variants including long-range fighters, recon fighters and bomber destroyers. The Bf-109G-6 lacked a pressurized cockpit but was the most numerous Bf-109 produced and the first to carry 13mm machine guns; equivalent to the American 50 caliber Browning. 

The aircraft:

In 1940 Erich “Bubi” Hartmann joined the Luftwaffe and in 1942 was posted to JG 52 on the Eastern Front. Flying with some of the most experienced pilots Hartmann soon developed his formidable tactics. On October 29, 1943; having scored 148 victories; Hartmann was awarded the Knight’s Cross. On August 25, 1944 he was decorated with the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds having a total of 301 victories. By the end of WWII Hartmann had 352 victories; all on the Eastern Front. Soviets called him the “Black Devil”.

 Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6 specifications

Production timeline – February 1943 – October 1943
Number produced – 5,000+
Length – 9.04m (29ft (8in) Wingspan – 9.92m (32ft 6.5in) Height – 2.5m (8ft 2.25in) 
Empty – 2,700kg (5,900lb) Operational – 3,400kg (7,500lb) 
Powerplant – Daimler-Benz DB605A-1, 12 cylinder inverted vee, liquid cooled, 1,475hp Maximum speed – 640km/h (398mph) Range – 850km (528miles) Service ceiling – 12,000m (39,370ft) 
2 X 13mm (.51in) synchronized MG 131 machine guns with 300 rounds each 1 X 20mm (.78in) MG 151/20 cannon as centerline Motorkanone firing through propeller hub with 200 rounds
1 X 30mm (1.18in) MK 108 cannon as centerline Motorkanone with 65 round per gun (G-6/U4 variant) 2 X 20mm MG 151/20 under-wing cannon pods with 135 round per gun (Rustsatz V option)
Rockets - 2 X 21 cm (8 in) Wfr. Gr. 21 rockets (G-6 with BR21)
1 X 250 kg (551 lb) bomb Or 4 X 50 kg (110 lb) bombs Or 1 X 300 litre (79 US gal) drop tank