The prototype Bf109A first flew in 1935. The later E model was more powerful and better armed and by the summer of 1940 over 500 were in service for the offensive against Great Britain. But it met it's match over England and was shown to be inferior to the RAF's Spitfire. Plastic model kit. Includes poly cement, paint brush, 4 acrylic paints and instructions. 47 pieces. Suits 8 years and over.