Bf 109F/G undercarriage legs BRONZE

Eduard BRASSIN 1/48 Bf 109F/G undercarriage legs BRONZE for Eduard kit

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Bf 109 F
Development of the new Bf 109 F airframe had begun in 1939. After February 1940, an improved engine, the Daimler-Benz DB 601E, was developed for use with the Bf 109. The engineers at the Messerschmitt facilities took two Bf 109 E-1 airframes and installed this new powerplant. The first two prototypes, V21 (Werknummer (Works number) or W.Nr 5602) and V22 (W.Nr 1800) kept the trapeziform wing shape from the E-1, but the span was reduced by 61 cm (2 ft) by "clipping" the tips. Otherwise the wings incorporated the cooling system modifications described below. V22 also became the testbed for the pre-production DB 601E. The smaller wings had a detrimental effect on the handling so V23, Stammkennzeichen (factory Code) CE+BP, W.Nr 5603, was fitted with new, semi-elliptical wingtips, becoming the standard wing planform for all future Bf 109 combat versions. The fourth prototype, V24 VK+AB, W.Nr 5604, flew with the clipped wings but featured a modified, "elbow"-shaped supercharger air-intake, which was eventually adopted for production, and a deeper oil cooler bath beneath the cowling.On all of these prototypes, the fuselage was cleaned up and the engine cowling modified to improve aerodynamics.

Bf 109 G
The Bf 109 G-series was developed from the largely identical F-series airframe, although there were detail differences. Modifications included a reinforced wing structure, an internal bullet-proof windscreen, the use of heavier, welded framing for the cockpit transparencies, and additional light-alloy armour for the fuel tank. It was originally intended that the wheel wells would incorporate small doors to cover the outer portion of the wheels when retracted. To incorporate these the outer wheel bays were squared off. Two small inlet scoops for additional cooling of the spark plugs were added on both sides of the forward engine cowlings. A less obvious difference was the omission of the boundary layer bypass outlets, which had been a feature of the F-series, on the upper radiator flaps.


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Today we are going to have a “double’’ review as we have the same parts under a different package name.

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Eduard has released two more sets of brass landing gear in their Brassin range Each  set is packaged in a blister pack with foam protecting the four parts inside. There are two brass landing gear legs and two resin gear covers in each .

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The brass legs are perfectly casted in bronze and the covers in grey resin .Construction is simple enough. Remove the doors from the carrying blocks, sand slightly and add to the Brass strut. The brass strut itself doesn't really need any clean up other than the very top of the strut and then only slightly. The details of  the pieces is crisp with thin break lines along the legs and subtle rivets and retracting mechanism on the covers. If there is a question mark, it would be the brake line part casted on the covers which should be a loop, but in the set is a half circular line. Still this part is not clearly visible as it is cover mostly by the wheels. Adding the gear is simple either with superglue or epoxy.

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As I said both sets are exactly the same and represent the earliest style of 109 landing gear strut, used on the F up to the G-2 variant as from the G-4 to the later variants (k-4) there were some changes.

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These new identical BRASSIN landing gear sets are not some brass copy of the kit parts but instead they deliver all the details of the real thing along with the toughness of the metal legs. There is not a single thing to be added on behalf of the modeler apart from painting and gluing and they will surely put to your model that extra detailed look.
Highly recommended!!