BF 109G-6 Die Cast Model "Yellow 6", Ofw. Alfred Surau, 9./JG 3, Germany, September 1943 (1:48)
Item # HA8752
Prepainted Diecast Metal Model
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Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
"Yellow 6", Ofw. Alfred Surau, 9./JG 3,
Germany, September 1943
The first Bf-109G "Gustav" entered service in March 1942. New features were a pressurized
cockpit with three larger guns mounted on the nose and none on the wings but could be field
mounted. The Bf-109G could overheat causing oil leaks; starting a fire forcing the pilot to bail out.
The Gustav was produced in many variants including long-range fighters, recon fighters and
bomber destroyers. The Bf-109G-6 lacked a pressurized cockpit but was the most numerous
Bf-109 produced and the first to carry 13mm machine guns; equivalent to the American 50 caliber
Ofw. Alfred Surau scored his first victory on February 28, 1943 while flying Bf-109G-6 "Yellow 6"
over the Eastern Front. In mid 1943 JG. 3 "Udet" units returned to Germany to defend against
Allied bomber attacks. Surau's first Western Front kill was a B-17 on September 3, 1943. In only 6
months Surau managed to increase his victory total to 41. He is one of the Luftwaffe's most
effective but shortest lived aces because on October 14, 1943 he was shot down and died while
destroying a B-17, his 45th victory.
1/48 scale pre-finished.
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
All markings pad applied for superb results.
Canopy slides open.
Comes with a pilot that can be removed.
Comes with display stand.
Landing gear is fully retractable and can be displayed up or down.
Propeller is metal.
Extremely sought after by collectors.