300 Litre Drop Tank &
Battery Box Cover
for 1/32 scale
Messerschmitt Bf 109G
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||Battery Box Cover - five parts in grey resin.
300 Litre Drop Tank - four parts in grey resin.
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
According to information from Eagle Editions, this new
drop tank will feature the following attributes:
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
Thanks to Eagle Editions for the information
EagleParts accessories are
available online from Eagle Editions
Text Copyright © 2002 by Eagle Editions and
Page Created 15 July, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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