The Messerschmitt Bf 109, often called ME109, was a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusserr during the early to mid 1930s. It was one of the first truly modern fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, a retractable landing gear, and was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engine. Now you can experience the amazing flight characteristics of this plane with the Dynam RC Messerschmitt BF109. Itís made of quality EPO foam and stays true to scale. The wingspan is 50 inches and its overall length measures just under 46 inches. The power department is driven by a 14.8v 2200mah Lithium Polymer battery. Delivering the power to the 3 bladed prop is a 500KV brushless outrunner motor supported by a Dynam 40a programmable speed controller. Control surfaces are delegated to four 9gram servos. Scale retracts allow you to tuck away the landing gears and experience the BF109ís stunning silhouette in the sky. The whole plane loaded with the battery tips the scales at 1400g, which is just a tad over 3 pounds. Nitroplanes offers this bird in a Ready to Fly (RTF) version as well as an Almost Ready to Fly (ARF) version for those pilots who already have their desired battery, transmitter, and receiver to drop right in.