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 introduced improved ammunition for the cannons. The E-7 was in effect an E-4 with a built in provision to carry a drop tank, the first Bf109 to do so.
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 single kit without any extras. This kit has decals for 4 different Luftwaffe aircraft.