This set is designed to replace and enhance the details provided in
Hasegawa’s 1/32 scale Bf 109 G-6, G-10 and G-14 kits where needed.
To supply a brief additional boost of power to the Bf 109, one of the
systems installed was MW 50. This was a 50/50 combination of methanol
and water injected directly into the supercharger supplying an
instantaneous burst of power. The 114 litre tank was installed inside
the fuselage behind the cockpit.
As this was not in the original Bf 109 design,
something had to be relocated. The battery was moved to a new location
behind the pilot, into a box on the angled bulk head at the rear of the
cockpit. The thought of the battery breaking loose and becoming a
projectile in the case of a crash landing did not set well with many
Machines equipped with MW 50 boost can be identified
by the port side octane triangle indicating the required C-3 96 octane
fuel and the distinctive MW 50 triangle next to the starboard filler
access panel. Also the battery box can be seen at the rear of the
This system can be seen on Bf 109 G-6, G-10 and G-14
types. The K-4 was redesigned to eliminate this battery box extending
into the cockpit.
This resin kit including battery box, canopy locking
device and anchor point for the canopy holding wire was patterned after
close-up period photos. Of course be aware there are variations.