The Bf109G-2 was the first of the unpressurised variants of the most common of all the Bf109 variants, the G. Lacking the G-6’s prominent machine gun bulges on the engine cowling, the G-2 was armed with a pair of 7.92mm MG17 machine guns, rather than the bigger 13mm weapons of the G-6.
This particular G-2 was the mount of Oberleutnant Hermann Graf, the first pilot ever to accumulate over 200 kills. Graf flew both on the Western and Eastern fronts. He scored his first victory on 4th August 1941 and by January 1942 his score had gone up to 45, increasing to 172 by early September. His 200th victory, commemorated on this machine, came on 26th September 1942. This meteoric rise however signalled the end of intensive combat operations for Graf. Being a national hero he was moved, first to training units and then to operations against Allied bombers.
Wounded in one of these, he returned to JG 52 and surrendered to the Allies. He died in 1988.
This replica of the Bf109G-2 is a new variant of the tool.
- Scale: 1:72
- Wingspan: 137mm