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Bf 109 F "Trop"

This particular aircraft was flown by Hans Joachim Marsellie, the " Star of Africa". Seeing service in the battle of Britain, his mediocre performance resulted in his posting to Africa. While he was there, he became one of the few pilots who was willing to slow down to dogfight with the British. Before long, he had notched up plenty of kills.

Unfortunately, on the 30th of September 1942, the Star of Africa experienced engine failure in his Bf 109G, which resulted in his death.

 

Retracts have been fitted and cockpit opens. Credit for the canopy goes to Legohaulic

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Taken on December 9, 2010