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300 Litre Drop Tank &
Battery Box Cover

for 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109G



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Catalogue Number: TBA
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: Battery Box Cover - five parts in grey resin.
300 Litre Drop Tank - four parts in grey resin.
Price: TBA
Review Type: Preview
Advantages: TBA
Disadvantages: TBA
Recommendation: TBA





Here is a preview of two forthcoming accessories for the 1/32 scale Hasegawa Bf 109G-6 and G-14 kits:


300 Litre Drop Tank

This forthcoming 1/32 scale resin set is a reproduction of an actual 300l drop tank in the private collection of Jerry Crandall. This set was designed for any 1/32 scale Luftwaffe subject, but will be particularly appropriate for Hasegawa’s new 1/32 scale Bf 109G series of kits.



According to information from Eagle Editions, this new drop tank will feature the following attributes:

  • Accurately portrayed welded seams, and correct number of seams.

  • Detailed brackets and weldings.

  • Detailed hanging strap.

  • Separate filler cap.



The end cap of the drop tank is depicted as one the long, pointy cone. This should permit the modeller to remodel the end to represent the blunt or rounded alternatives.


Battery Box Cover

The Messerschmitt Bf 109G's battery was installed in the rear fuselage. The installation of the MW50 tank in the fuselage of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 required the relocation of this battery.

Following relocation, the front of the battery protruded into the space previously occupied by the pilot's stowage compartment. The cover for this compartment was redesigned to accommodate the relocated battery. In effect, a squared-off bulge was added to the cover. This modification was sometimes present on the Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 with the standard tail (for example, one of Erich Hartmann's later G-6 mounts), but far more frequently on the Bf 109G-14.



The shape of this bulge is not well documented; and due to its obscured position under the canopy, it is not a simple matter to extrapolate its shape from reference photos either. Furthermore, Hasegawa did not include the bulged cover in their recent 1/32 scale Bf 109G-14 release, so this will be an especially useful item for anyone building that kit.

A full review of these accessories will be undertaken in the coming weeks.

Thanks to Eagle Editions for the information

EagleParts accessories are available online from Eagle Editions

Text Copyright © 2002 by Eagle Editions and Brett Green
Page Created 15 July, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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