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Messerschmitt BF 109F/G Fighter Aircraft “Star of Africa Lt. Hans-Joachim Marseille Libya” (1942) German Luftwaffe “Air Power Series” 1/48 by Hobby Master

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  • Brand new 1/48 scale diecast model of Messerschmitt BF 109F/G Fighter Aircraft “Star of Africa, Lt. Hans-Joachim Marseille, Libya” (1942) German Luftwaffe “Air Power Series” die cast model by Hobby Master.
  • Brand new box.
  • Detailed exterior.
  • True-to-scale detail.
  • Has opening canopy.
  • Includes display stand.
  • Officially licensed product.
  • Manufacturer’s original unopened packaging.
  • Dimensions approximately Length- 7.5, Wingspan- 8.25 inches.
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel.
  • It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane.
    Lt. Hans-Joachim Marseille, famously known as the “Star of Africa,” was one of the most celebrated and skilled fighter aces of World War II. Flying the BF 109F-4 variant as part of the 3rd Staffel (Squadron) of Jagdgeschwader 27 (JG 27), he achieved remarkable success over the skies of North Africa, particularly in Libya, during the Desert War. Marseille’s agility, sharpshooting, and unparalleled combat instincts made him a formidable adversary for Allied pilots, earning him over 150 confirmed victories and the admiration of both friends and foes.
    The BF 109F-4 was a versatile and lethal aircraft, playing a significant role in several conflicts during its operational years. In the skies over Libya, the Mediterranean theater, and North Africa, this model took part in intense dogfights against Allied forces, facing British, American, and Commonwealth pilots. Marseille’s remarkable success during these campaigns earned him the nickname “Star of Africa,” symbolizing his exceptional skill and the dominance of the BF 109F-4 in the hands of a skilled pilot.
    This 1:48 scale model is a testament to the legendary pilot’s legacy and the historical significance of the BF 109F-4 in the North African theater. Display this meticulously detailed replica as a tribute to Marseille’s extraordinary feats and the iconic aircraft that played a pivotal role in the heated battles of World War II.