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Type Racer/demonstrator
Carousel 1 item no. 7104
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Photographs Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2014
Messerschmitt Bf 109 V-14, Zurich International Flying Meet, Switzerland, July 1937, Generalmajor Ernst UDET, (WW1 / 62 Victories)
This is a very well proportioned model, having just the right taper to the nose and dihedral to the wings. With the 109E these shapes are extremely important (see what Dragon did to their 1/72 109E).

The color, of course, is spectacular as befits its racing purpose. The story behind this particular plane is also spectacular, and well worth a look-up.

Notice that the nose area (and the landing gear covers) needed special modeling treatment. The carburetor intake is flatter and longer than in the production model (which followed soon after the V-14 aircraft), and the exhaust stacks are mere stubs. The swastikas on the tail are decals and had to be applied. In a special touch, each of the main gear is fastened to the wing with two pegs and a

There were three manufacturing errors: One side of the canopy was not glued down, so I had to do it; a part of the paper rapping was stuck to the starboard landing strut, maring it; the prop would barely turn (thus, no pictures of a spinning prop).

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