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An award-winning line of high quality plastic model kits that include tanks, cars, aircraft, figures, and warships in popular scales.
1/32 Bf110D-1/R1 "Dackelbauch"
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ITEM NO: DRA 3207
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195832078
SCALE: 1:32
ANNOUNCED ON: 12/11/2008
ARRIVED ON: 1/8/2009
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Barcode: 0 89195 83207 8
Case Pack: 10
Box Size: 20.9" x 13" x 3.9"
Carton Size: 0.185 cbm

Features

Fuselage:
- Brand new large fuel tank “Dackelbauch” for Bf110D reproduced under fuselage
- Surface of ribbed fuel tank realistically reproduced
- Finely reproduced dinghy released cable made from preformed metal wire
- Extended rear fuselage realistically reproduced

- Fuselage possesses metal-skinned detail
- Two drum-fed MG FF cannons under fuselage
- Antenna devices located on underside of fuselage - loop antenna, antenna array and antenna mast
- Includes finely detailed mounting ladder

Canopy and Interior:
- Cockpit canopy with realistic ribbed detail thanks to slide molds
- Cockpit canopy antenna finely detailed
- Cockpit canopy can be positioned open/closed
- Transparent cockpit canopy made from separate parts
- Option of displaying canopy side windows open/closed
- Full cockpit interior details - pilot’s seat, instrument panel, radio and MG ammo included
- Pilot’s seatbelt upgraded by photo-etched parts
- Instrument panel authentically detailed
- Four MG 17 weapons for interior of upper nose
- Realistically detailed gun barrels are slide molded with hollow ends
- Intricate MG ammo included - double-drums for MG 15, round drum for MG FF
- Rear pilot’s MG 15 with windproof cover for antiaircraft and rear defense
- Realistic radiator vents included

Wings:
- Three different depths of panel lines exhibit astonishing level of minute detail
- Detailed inspection covers with rivets
- Defined detail on rudder mimics the real one
- Wings represent laminar-flow airfoil shape
- Detailed pitot tube on underside of wing
- Air filter has fine detail
- Detailed under-wing air intakes and vents

Engine and Propeller Blades:
- Slide-molded engine cowling cover has maximum detail
- Engine cowling cover can be assembled open/closed
- Realistically reproduced DB601 engine has intricate detail
- DB601 engine represented by multiple parts
- Propeller blades with accurate curved cross-section and true-to-scale thickness
- Moveable propeller blades
- Propellers can rotate

Landing Gear:
- Large diameter tailwheel for Bf110D
- Wheels have realistic tread detail
- Strengthened landing gear realistically portrayed
- Landing gear can be assembled extended or retracted
- Landing gear compartment with interior detail - braces delicately rendered


One of Germany’s famous fighters of WWII was the Messerschmitt Bf110, a twin-engine heavy fighter (Zerstörer or “destroyer” in German) that later developed into a fighter-bomber and then into the Luftwaffe’s principal night fighter. The Bf110C was the first major series-production version of this aircraft, and an effort to increase its range resulted in the Bf110D Langstrecken (“long-range”) Zerstörer. This extended-range version based on the Bf110C was fitted with external fuel tanks (e.g. 900-liter under-wing tanks or the Dackelbauch tank, the latter occasionally subject to mysterious mid-air explosions because of insufficiently vented and volatile fuel/air mixes!). The Bf110D was fielded in time to participate in the Norwegian Campaign against British and French forces in the far north of the country. Later, many aircraft were stationed in Norway so as to perform anti-shipping missions and conduct long-range raids against the north of the United Kingdom. The specific Bf110D-1/R-1, the first long-range variant, entered service in May 1940. However, its massive 1200-liter external belly Dackelbauch tank adversely affected the aircraft’s maneuverability.

Dragon has released a 1/32 scale model kit of the Bf110D-1/R-1, which follows hot on the tail of the Bf110C-7 (Item No. 3203) with its impressive level of detail and metal-skinned pattern. This kit features the characteristic Dackelbauch fuel tank, which is naturally newly tooled and possesses a unique ribbed appearance. Aircraft modelers seeking a distinctive aircraft will find this variant with its huge ventral fuel tank just the answer! The fuselage has also been correctly extended at the rear. The undercarriage can be displayed retracted or deployed, while photo-etched seatbelts add a high degree of finesse to the finished product. This new aircraft model is accurate, contains an ultimate level of detail and is easy to assemble. Interestingly, the nickname Dackelbauch means “Daschund belly” so this Bf110D will certainly get modelers’ tails wagging!