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Bf 109G-6 in Hungarian service

Bf 109G-6 in Hungarian service

Hasegawa 1/32, SWS propellers and exhaust, Interior Red Fox 3D colred resin, HGW belts, Masters pitot, Paints: Gunze esthers and Revell oils. Have great sunday to all! 

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 is a German fighter aircraft of the Second World War which was, together with the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, the backbone of the Luftwaffe fighter forces.[3] The Bf 109 first entered service in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. It was still in service at the end of World War II in 1945.[3] When it first appeared it was one of the most advanced fighters, with an all-metal monocoque structure, a closed canopy and retractable landing gear. It was powered by an inverted, liquid-cooled, V12 aircraft engine.[4] It was called the Me 109 by the Allied crew and some German aces, although this was not the official German designation.

The aircraft was designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser, who worked at Bayerische Flugzeugwerke from the early to mid-1930s. It was designed as an interceptor. However, later models were developed to perform multiple tasks, serving as escorts for bombers, fighter-bombers, day fighters, night fighters, all-weather fighters, ground attack aircraft, and aerial reconnaissance aircraft. It was supplied to several states during World War II and served in several countries for many years after the war. The Bf 109 is the most produced fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 34,248 airframes produced from 1936 to April 1945. Part of the production of the Bf 109 took place in Nazi concentration camps through slave labor.

The Bf 109 was flown by the three highest-scoring fighter aces of all time, who between them achieved 928 victories while flying the Jagdgeschwader 52, mainly on the Eastern Front. The highest scorer, Erich Hartmann, was credited with 352 victories. The aircraft was also flown by Hans-Joachim Marseille, the highest-scoring ace in the North Africa campaign, who shot down 158 enemy aircraft (in about a third of the time). It was also flown by many aces from other countries fighting Germany, notably Finland’s Ilmari Juutilainen, the highest-scoring non-German ace. He achieved 58 of his 94 confirmed victories with the Bf 109. Pilots from Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Italy also flew the fighter. Through constant development, the Bf 109 remained competitive with the latest Allied fighter aircraft until the end of the war.