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Spanish 109

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Buchons in World War II markings are common at air shows around the world

Kit No: 72308

Scale: 1/72

Type: Injection Moulded Plastic

Manufacturer: Special Hobby Hannants/Squadron

Many textbooks of World War II aircraft comment that the Messerschmitt Bf 109 was a late 1930s design that lacked the development potential of some allied types such as the Mustang. However, the use and postwar development of the aircraft in Spain does not quite support this view. Spain, which was a neutral but Axis inclined country during World War II, acquired a licence to build the Bf 109G-2 in the mid 1940s.The deal was for the airframes to be manufactured in Spain, but be completed with propellers, instruments, and weapons supplied by Germany. This arrangement however soon broke down with the pressure on the German aircraft industry from 1944 onwards.

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