~ Airfix Corporation of America Aircraft Series – ME-110 Messerschmitt ~
The first issue version of the ME-110 Messerschmitt (1/72nd scale), part of series 2 of the Airfix Corporation of America aircraft series.
The U.S. Editions were all issued boxed, with new artwork, a different stand design & quite often moulded in different colours to the U.K. editions.
~ ME-110 Messerschmitt ~
The Messerschmitt Bf 110, often (erroneously) called Me 110, was a twin-engine heavy fighter (Zerstörer—German for “Destroyer”) in the service of the Luftwaffe during World War II. It was armed with two 20 mm cannons, four 7.92 mm (.312 in) MG 17 machine guns, and one 7.92 mm (.312 in) MG 15 machine gun or twin MG 81Zs for defense.
The Bf 110 served with considerable success in the early campaigns, the Polish, Norwegian and Battle of France. The Bf 110’s lack of agility in the air was its primary weakness. This flaw was exposed during the Battle of Britain, when some Bf 110-equipped units were withdrawn from the battle after very heavy losses and redeployed as night fighters, a role to which the aircraft was well suited. The Bf 110 enjoyed a successful period following the Battle of Britain as an air superiority fighter and strike aircraft in other theatres.
~ Dimensions ~
The box has a width of 8.4 inches (21.3 cm), a depth of 4.5 inches (11.4 cm) and a height of 1.5 inches (3.8 cm). It weighs 85 g.
~ Condition ~
There is very minor wear to the box but it remains in general excellent order. The parts are all still sealed in their clear plastic bag.