Cutting Edge 32-070: Me-262A Stormbirds part 1




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Scott Van Aken



Thanks to the new Trumpeter 1/32 Me-262A kits, there has been renewed interest in doing decals for this kit. Of course, those who have the older Hasegawa kit are also going to benefit from this largesse as I'm sure many of these markings will fit this kit as well. No need to toss a perfectly buildable model!

There are three aircraft on this sheet, all of them from JG 7.

First up is white 3 from 9./JG 7. This aircraft landed in Switzerland after running low on fuel after a mission. It is in RLM 74/75/76 and carries the R4M rocket rails. It is now in the Deutches Museum.

Next is Theodor Weissenberger's aircraft in RLM 81/83/76. This was the Kommandeur of JG 7 and his plane is so marked.

Finally, Yellow 7 from 11./JG 7. This aircraft was captured and part of 'Watson's Whizzers'. It also has the R4M rocket rails. This aircraft was meticulously restored and resides in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

The sheet does not include the upper wing insignia so you'll have to scrounge those from the kit decals.

November 2005

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