Luftwaffe FuG 16 antennas

Eduard BRASSIN 1/48 Luftwaffe FuG 16 antennas for Eduard kit




The Messerschmitt Bf 109, often called Me 109, was a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid 1930s. It was one of the first truly modern fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, a retractable landing gear, and was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engine.
The Bf 109 first saw operational service during the Spanish Civil War and was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II, during which time it was the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force.From the end of 1941 the Bf 109 was supplemented by the Focke-Wulf Fw 190.
Originally conceived as an interceptor, later models were developed to fulfill multiple tasks, serving as bomber escort, fighter-bomber, day-, night-, all-weather fighter, ground-attack aircraft, and as reconnaissance aircraft. It was supplied to and operated by several states during World War II, and served with several countries for many years after the war. The Bf 109 was the most produced fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 33,984 units produced from 1936 up to April 1945.
The Bf 109 was flown by the three top-scoring German fighter aces of World War II, who claimed 928 victories among them while flying with Jagdgeschwader 52, mainly on the Eastern Front, as well as by Hans-Joachim Marseille, the highest scoring German ace in the North African Campaign. It was also flown by several other successful aces from Germany's allies, notably Finland, including the highest scoring non-German ace Ilmari Juutilainen, and pilots from Romania, Croatia and Hungary. Through constant development, the Bf 109 remained competitive with the latest Allied fighter aircraft until the end of the war.



Eduard continues to release upgrade sets in their BRASSIN series to enhance the look of their newly tooled bf 109 ‘s .That includes this new set of antennas for the widely used radio transmitter – receiver FuG 16ZY. Packaged inside of the traditional blister pack with foam protection ,the set is consisted of 3 pieces in grey resin , a 4 pieces  p.e. fret and a small clear sheet.


These antennas were fitted to the aircrafts with the FuG 16ZY installed and are also well known as ‘’ morane” antennas as they were both for transmitting and receiving. These antennas were seen in some late production G-6’s and G-14’s  but as standard equipment were s fitted in the G-10 and k-4 were the FuG 16ZY variant was installed. Another example of this antenna installation is the Me 262.The antenna was fitted under the port wing with a slight  front  angle, and could be either, in the underside color or in plain varnished wood as per the RLM regulations.



The pieces of the set are well detailed and easily removable from the casting block. Each antenna comes with  a “base” in two parts. one as p.e. and a smaller one in acetate clear.



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This small BRASSIN set by Eduard is offering the extra mile to  the detail lovers.