TRU02849 1/48 Messerschmitt Me 509

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TRU02849 1/48 Messerschmitt Me 509
Product Code: TRU02849
Brand: Trumpeter
WAS: £19.99
OUR PRICE:£17.22
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 Messerschmitt designed 2 types of fighters intending to replace the Bf109. Both of these fighters the Me309 and 509 were similar to the P-39 Airacobra by having the engine behind the pilot and a tricycle landing gear. The Me309 used the large DB603 engine, which proved too heavy for the nose landing gear and when it did fly it was found that although it was faster than the Bf109 it was nowhere near as agile. These problems. plus the development of the Fw190D, meant the end of the Me309 but Messerschmitt designed the Me509 around the lighter DB605 engine to try and resolve the problems of the Me309. The project was cancelled before any prototypes were built but it does make for a nice 'what if' model.

Trumpeter are a relatively new company to us in Western Europe. They are from China and are known for producing well engineered kits with a good level of detail. This particular kit looks very well detailed and should build into a very nice model. It includes a small photo etch metal fret, with seatbelts and radiator grills.

There are markings are provided for 2 different 'what if' planes in Luftwaffe markings.
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