Aeromaster 32-009 for Bf-109G-2

Units: Various


$9.00 ($7.00 at NA Hobbies)


Scott Van Aken

Deciding that we need a sheet for a kit that is not available, AeroStrike, err.. Aeromaster has produced a very nice one for three Bf-109G-2s. It suggests using the Aires Bf-109F conversion set, undoubtedly for the different wheels and the smaller oil cooler intake that is needed to do an early G. I'm not sure if the G-2 version used the narrower prop or the smaller supercharger intake of the F-4 or not. Frankly, plunking down major money for a conversion set just for wheels and an oil cooler doesn't seem the wisest way to spend one's money. I think True Details does some early wheels so that will take care of half of the requirement. I'd look into cutting down the G-6 nose radiator and intake to handle the second thing that really needs done. Some early G-2s didn't have the small nose intakes so check your references.

First is a nice desert scheme G-2 from 3./JG 53 in RLM 79 over 78 with RLM 80 mottling. It has the white fuselage band and nose, but not the white wing tips.

Yellow 1 is Hermann Graf's G-2 from 9./JG 52 and has the usual Eastern Front markings. It is in standard RLM 74/75/76 camouflage with some larger splotches showing a bit of repainting.

Finally, from 8./JG 52 is Black 13, Gunther Rall's mount of the time. It is also in RLM 74/75/76 but with heavy splotches of RLM 74 on the fuselage. It also carries full Eastern Front markings.

Thanks to the minimalist markings, there is room on the sheet for enough insignia to do two of the three aircraft depicted, though only enough data markings for one.

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