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The Messerschmitt Bf 109, often called Me 109, was a German World War II fighter aircraft designed during the early to mid-1930s. It was one of the first truly modern fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, a retractable landing gear, and was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engine. Through constant development, the Bf 109 remained competitive with the latest Allied fighter aircraft until the end of the war. The Bf 109E, or 'Emil', introduced a number of structural changes in order to accommodate the more powerful DB 601 engine, heavier armament and increased fuel capacity.
Jagdgeschwader 27 (JG 27) Afrika was sent in April 1941 to Gazala, North Africa in order to support the Afrikakorps. Fighting against the Desert Air Force's generally inferior Hurricanes and P-40s, the Bf-109s inflicted heavy losses, claiming 588 aircraft shot down in the period of April 1941November 1942.
Modelled in 1:1 real world scale, all parts are conveniently named and separated, textures and specular maps are 2048x2048 pixels and it has the following key-frame animations already in place:
Landing gear Radiator vents Canopy
Original format is 3ds max 9, obj generated by Deep Exploration. You might need to re-apply the textures depending on the software used. In the download are included simplified and full psd texture templates.