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Autore: Alessandro
Bf 108 Taifun (Updated Full Interior) Red Fox Studio 

Bf 108 Taifun (Updated Full Interior) Red Fox Studio 

Item number: RFSQS-32142

Quick Set 3D Acrylic Instrument Panel

The product is suitable for upgrading model aircraft cockpits. It has a plastic, non-flat surface with a 3D effect. It is best glued with cyanoacrylate, but PVA or other glues can also be used. The product can be washed with both oil-based and acrylic paints and moderately ester-based paints. It can also be minimally bent or sanded.

Scale: 1/32
Recommended maker: Eduard
History of Airplane
The Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun, initially identified as the BFW 37, was a low-wing single-engine sport touring aircraft developed by the German company Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG (BFW) in the early 1930s and produced by the same both before and after the change of its company name at
Messerschmitt AG.

Between the 1920s and 1930s, the ability and intuitions of companies and designers had the opportunity to be tested thanks to the participation in aeronautical events, which over the years took on an increasingly sporting connotation. On the occasion of the fourth Challenge International de Tourisme organized by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the federation that had taken on the task of managing international sports aviation, to be held in Warsaw, Poland, between 28 August and 16 September 1934.

The Reichsluftfahrtministerium (RLM), which after the advent of Nazism had taken over the entire management of the German aviation, decided to issue a specification for the creation of a new aircraft suitable to represent Nazi Germany in the competition. Among the required characteristics, in addition to the use of the most advanced technologies available at the time, the model had to be a single-engine monoplane sail.

Three national aeronautical companies responded to the request, Bayerische Flugzeugwerke which was looking for an opportunity to re-enter the market after a difficult period, Gerhard-Fieseler-Werke and Leightflugzeugbau Klemm which boasted considerable experience in the sector, respectively presenting the two-seater BFW 37 , the four-seater Fieseler Fi 97 and the two-seater Klemm Kl 36.

Conceptually modern for the period, the Bf 108 was an aircraft of entirely metallic construction which introduced numerous technological peculiarities transferred into the Bf 109 fighter, among the most famous aircraft supplied to the Luftwaffe during the Second World War.

The Bf 108 served in the Luftwaffe, mainly in transport and liaison roles.

The two-seat A version first flew in 1934, and the four-seat B version flew the following year. The B version used the Argus As 10 inverted “V” air-cooled engine.

Some confiscated examples were also used by the RAF as communications aircraft, and were the fastest in service; it was often mistaken for a Bf 109S.

The nickname “Taifun” or “Typhoon” was given to him by German aviator Elly Beinhorn, the second woman to travel alone around the world.

A single Bf 108B was purchased by the U.S. Military attaché for Air in the spring of 1939 for $14,378 and named XC-44. It returned to the possession of the Nazi government in December 1941.

Production of the Bf 108 was moved to occupied France during World War II.