The Messerschmitt Me 109 is the best-known German fighter of WWII. As a beautiful wind wheel this legendary fighter aircraft can now ensure air superiority in your garden or balcony.
Made from stainless steel the “Gardenfighter” Me 109 is resistant to wind and rain. To represent the original painting scheme as perfect as possible the steel parts are covered by high quality stickers made for cars. This makes the maxFlite.de Gardenfighters look very much like small copies of the real plane. All axes are equipped with ball bearings which makes the wind spinner react already at light winds.
Along the pictured assembly manual the wind wheel can be set up within 5 minutes. A 70 cm pole made from aluminum is part of the delivery. It is just pushed into the ground of your garden or fixed to the balcony with cable ties.
Get your own maxFlite “Me 109” for your hangar. This extraordinary wind wheel will give you much pleasure and make your neighbors jealous on your garden decoration.
(wingspan: 38 cm; length: 39 cm; weight: 500 g approx.)
Facts & Figures:
- Specific maxFlite model: Bf 109G-6, 15909, flown by Major Gerhard Barkhorn, Jagdgeschwader 52 (Fighter Wing 52), August 1942 at Kharkov.
- With 301 aerial victories he was the second most successful fighter ace of all time. All details of the original machine are represented on the garden windmill.
- His wife’s name “Christl” the pilot painted on all of his planes.
- Because of the improved nose armament of the G-6, two large blisters (called the Beule) were added in front of the cockpit to provide space for the new guns. Of course these are also represented on this special garden decoration.
- The 109’s cannon fired through a blast tube between the cylinder banks of the hanging V-engine and out through the propeller shaft. This function is not represented into the peaceful wind wheel airplane.
- The designation Bf 109 is historically correct. After the Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (BFW), the ‘Bavarian Aircraft Works‘, became the Messerschmitt AG in 1938, all subsequent aircraft were designated ‘Me’. However, the Luftwaffe used both the Bf 109 and Me 109 designations throughout the war. At maxFlite.de we mostly call this wind chime Me 109.
- More G-6 were built than any other version of the 109. Also as a wind wheel the Me 109 is one of the top sellers at maxFlite.de.
- One drawback of the Me 109 was the narrow wheel track of its landing gear, which led to many accidents during takeoff and landing on poorly maintained runways. You can be sure that the maxFlite.de Me 109 is more robust on this specific point.