AZM7611 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf-109G-10 "Erla Late" (block 15XX)
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The Bf109G was similar to the F but it introduced the DB605 inverted V-12 engine, which was more powerful than the earlier DB601, with more development potential. The main early versions were the G-2 and G-4, which has a 20mm cannon and 2 7.92mm machine guns in the nose. The G-5 and G-6 had the machine guns replaced by 13mm heavy machine guns, which needed bulges on top of the cowling to accomodate the larger breech blocks.
The G-10 featured an uprated DB605 engine with around 2000hp and a revised nose cowling, that didn't need the breech block bulges seen on the Bf109G-6/G-14. The uprated engine boosted performance, so that the aircraft could easily exceed 400mph, allowing it to compete with the fastest Allied fighters. As a result agility suffered and it was a far more difficult aircraft to handle, especially for a novice pilot.