EDK11177 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf-109K-4 KURFURST
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The Messerschmitt Bf109 is one of the most famous fighters in history. More Bf109's (over 33000) were built than any other fighter and it shot down many more opponents than any other fighter in history.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 had a 20mm cannon and two 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 accommodate the larger breech blocks.
The K series Bf109's were another attempt (after the G-14) to rationalise Bf109 product. The K-4 was the only K series to be mass produced. They were fitted with a new Db605 engine and were the fastest production Bf109, with a top speed around 440mph. The standard armament was a 30mm cannon and two 13mm Mg's. It could also carry the 20mm underwing cannons.
Please note that this is Eduard's new tool kit of the Bf109K-4 and contains Colour Zoom etch metal parts, Canopy/wheel mask, 9 different marking options, as well as the plastic parts.