Aeromaster 48-310 Foreign Bf-109s

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Scott Van Aken


The Bf-109 was probably the most exported Axis aircraft of WWII. In addition to the Luftwaffe, it was used by several independent air forces as well as some integrated units (like the Croatians). This wasn't unusual as the RAF did the same concerning the Jugoslavs, Greeks, Belgians, South Africans and so on.

This sheet is basically for the Bf-109G. All of the aircraft are in RLM 74/75/76 with various levels of mottling on the fuselage and tail. Usually these planes were not exactly brand new, but handed over from units close to the country in question.

First is a Rumanian 109G-6 from the last year of the war when the Rumanians switched sides and fought with the Soviets. All of the yellow Eastern Front markings were overpainted in either RLM 76 or white.

Next was the Croatian Bf-109G-2 of 15./JG 52. This aircraft has an entire yellow nose section with the Croatian badge under the windscreen.

In payment for burning a Bf-110G night fighter, the Swiss received 16 109G-6s to supplant their rather obsolescent Bf-109Es and Morane fighters.

Finally, from the Bulgarian AF circa 1943 is this Bf-109G-6.

I'm sure that any of these would help break up the sea of Luftwaffe 109s that you normally see at a show!

Please note that the sheet may look a bit short as I'll often crop off common markings to save on server space.

Review sheet courtesy of my ever increasing decal collection.

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