Messerschmitt Bf109 Ga-6 built by IAR Braşov in Romania
A total of 75 Messerschmitt Bf109 Ga aircraft were built under licence by IAR Braşov in Romania between 1944 and 1947. The first 15 airframes, with serial numbers 300 to 315, were Bf109Ga-4 type. The remaining 60 airframes, with the serial numbers 316 to 375, were Bf109Ga-6 type. These were delivered as follows: 10 in 1944, 21 in 1945, 12 in 1946 and 24 in 1947. The aircraft were fitted with one 20mm cannon firing through the propeller spinner and two 13,2mm machine guns on the nose. The aircraft were fitted with unique blisters to cover the ammunition feed chutes of the 13,2mm machine guns. Photographs show that the ammunition feed mechanisms and chutes were standard, therefore, it appears that the modified blisters served only aerodynamic purposes. These aircraft were in service until 1954 and they were scrapped in 1955 when they were replaced with Russian aircraft.
NOTE: The decal sheet also includes resin parts to modify the nose bulges. These parts were designed for the Hasegawa kit.