1:18 scale plastic model aircraft by BBI. Erich Hartmann, the "Black Devil of Ukraine," pilot's early mount from May of 1943
The famed German World War II fighter aircraft Messerschmitt Bf 109 comes to life in this impressive and meticulously crafted replica. The Bf109 was a designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid 1930s as one of the first true modern fighters of the era. It was widely hailed at the time for such advanced features like its all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, retractable landing gear, and a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engine. The Bf-109 was the workhorse of the Luftwaffe's fighter force and remained in service until the end of WWII.