82118 Eduard, Messerschmidt Bf 109G-14. Profipack Edition. 1:48 Scale
Messerschmidt Bf 109G-14. Profipack Edition, 1:48 Scale
82118 - Eduard
The Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14 represented an attempt to create a standard type, incorporating many changes that had been introduced during production of the G-6, and which led to a plethora of variants, plaguing decentralized mass production.
The standardization attempt proved to be a failure - in fact there wwere more variations than ever - but overall the type offered improved combat performance, as MW 50 power boosting water injection (increasing output to 1,800 PS (1,775 hp, 1,324 kW), the clear-view Erla Haube was now standard installation.
Top speed was 568 km/h (353 mph) at sea level, and 665 km/h (413 mph) at 5 km (16,400 ft) altitude.
A high-altitude fighter, designated G-14/AS was also produced with the DB 605ASM high-altitude engine. The ASM engine was built with a larger capacity supercharger, and had a higher rated altitude, and correspondingly the top speed of the G-14/AS was 560 km/h (348 mph) at sea level, and 680 km/h (422 mph) at 7.5 km (24,600 ft) altitude.
There was increasing tendency to use plywood on some less vital parts e.g. on a taller tailfin/rudder unit, pilot seat or instrument panel. A cautious estimate based on the available records suggest that about 5,500 G-14s and G-14/AS were built.
The G-14 arrived in July 1944 at the invasion front over France.
Eduard's Bf 109 G-14 ProfiPACK comprises 186 parts in grey plastic, 14 parts in clear, a coloured photo-etch fret, self-adhesive canopy masks and markings for five aircraft.
There are two decal sheets, one sheet carries the national markings and unique numbers, chevrons, Gruppe markings, unit insignia and kill markings; while the other has a wide selection of generic stencil markings that will be suitable for mid-war to late-war subjects.
- Plastic parts: Eduard
- No. of decal options: 5
- Decals: Eduard
- PE parts: Yes, and coloured
- Painting mask: Yes
- Resin parts: No
Glue and paint are required but are not included.
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