Friday, June 4, 2010
Messerschmitt BF 109 E3
Here are some images of Matchbox's 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 E3 "Emil". This was one of the many aircraft flown by Adolf Galland. These early Messerschmitts were the aircraft that participated in the battle of Britain. Matchbox were one of the few model kit manufacturers whose kits featured recessed panel lines from the 1970s. Unfortunately these panel lines were like trench's, not so with this 109. The one mistake that I can see with this kit is it seems to have a canopy from an E4, mind you I could be wrong many E3s were converted to E4s during the battle of Britain. This could represent an aircraft in mid conversion.