Eduard Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 Erla

Out of nearly 34,000 examples of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 built, approximately 12,000 of them was the G-6 version as presented here by Eduard in ‘Weekend Edition’ form. The G-6 was classed as a ‘Light Fighter’ and it had eleven sub-variants which operated in the reconnaissance, high-altitude, night fighter and tropicalized role in all theatres. The G-6 was particularly noted for introducing the bigger 13mm MG 131 machine gun which resulted in larger blisters on the upper surfaces of the wing to conceal the breeches; the down side to this was a marginal loss in speed.

This 2017 rebox with some updated and new parts originally harks back to 2012. Despite being a trimmed down weekend edition there is still enough extra parts to build the G-14 as well. All contained within a relatively large box for a 1/48 machine, this kit is up to Eduard’s usual high standard backed up by a glossy A4 instruction booklet with a couple of smart colour and decal options to the rear. For obvious reasons Eduard likes to push its aftermarket PE and for this aircraft there are nine additional improvements you can purchase including canopy, wheels, propeller, exhaust stacks and even a radio compartment. These additions would make this very good kit look outstanding.  

The name ‘Erla’ refers to the canopy type which is included but the two decal options for Stab III./HG 5 and II./JG 52, as nice as they are, are not appropriate for it.   

Thanks very much to Eduard for our sample which is available from all major outlets and online model stores.

 

Product: Construction kit

Ref: 84142

Scale: 1/48

Parts:

Price: Approx £16.50

Manufacturer: Eduard

Website: www.eduard.com