EDK84149 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109G-4 Weekend
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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 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 accomodate the larger breech blocks. The G-1 was the first G model in service in early 1942 and the soon G-2 followed a few months later. The G-2 would have been the main version in service in 1942 as the G-4 didn't appear until towards the end of 1942 and was the main production version until the G-6 was introduced in February 1943. The G-4 featured a much improved radio compared to the G-2.
Eduard are a Czech based manufacturer famed for their model accessories. They have in the last few years released a successful range of kits. The Weekend editions contain the same plastic kit parts as the Profipacks but without the extra mask and etch parts.There are markings for 2 Luftwaffe aircraft, a G-4/R6 and a G-4/R6 Trop.