bf109E (oz1020)


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Messerchmitt bf109 - scale rubber power by Doug McHard. 1/24 scale model. This plan is from the book 'Flying Scale Models of WWII' from MB magazine.

Quote: "The compactness of the Bf 109E is brought home in no uncertain manner when this model is viewed alongside the other models in this book... all of which are to the same 1/24th scale. It was a small machine, even by contemporary standards, and for example, the Hawker Hurricane and Thunderbolt look positively gigantic in comparison previously mentioned, the smallness of the 109 is not generally appreciated until it is compared with a series of similarly scaled fighter aircraft, such as those contained in this book. In order to retain flying performance it is even more important than in larger models to watch the weight. The structure is therefore quite severely "edited" while at the same time an attempt has been made to retain a relatively rugged airframe. It is very conventional, but care must be taken in assembly to ensure a warp-free model."

Update 02/07/2015: Replaced this plan with revised version (fin shape corrected) thanks to StuartBurling.

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The photos of the bf109 model were found here:
SteveWMD - 06/10/2012
Hi Steve - another tail correction for one of Doug McHard's designs, this time his Messerschmitt 109 [for before and after: see more pics 005]. I believe these errors crept in when the original scans were taken from a well-known book - it so happens that, as published, the tails of some of Doug's models got lost in the spine of the book and look foreshortened as a result. I have two copies of the book, one of which I cut up and assembled into plans many years ago, so this corrected shape is the one Doug intended. Regards,
StuartBurling - 02/07/2015
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