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 Bf109E introduced the DB601 inverted V-12 engine with direct fuel injection. This new version was vastly superior to the early Jumo powered 109's and was built in large numbers and by the time of the Battle of Britain in 1940, it was the Luftwaffe's main fighter. The E-1 was armed only with 4 machine guns but many were refitted to E-3 standard with 20mm cannons in the wings. The E-3 was the first Bf109 in service with the 20mm MG FF cannon in each wing and the E-4 imtroduced improved ammunition for the cannons.
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 a kit with one or two marking options.
This is a re-issue of Eduard's Bf109E-3 Weekend Edition kit, with a new decal sheet containing markings for two aircraft.