Cutting Edge 32-071: Me-262A Stormbirds part 2




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Scott Van Aken



The next sheet has markings for no less than five different aircraft. As mentioned earlier, the Trumpeter kit is the recommended version, but if you have the older Hasegawa kit, I'm sure these will fit there as well.

First up is yellow 3 from 9./KG(J) 54. It is in RLM 74/75/76 and has the 'tadpole' hard-line mottling on the fin and rudder. A yellow nose adds a bit of color.

Next is white 14 from 3./EJG 2. It is in RLM 75/83/76 with a yellow fuselage band, and white 'S' for 'schule' (indicating a training aircraft. The forward cowling of the engines are unpainted metal.

In RLM 74/75/76 is white 7 from Kommando Nowotny in late 1944.

White 3 is purportedly the aircraft of Gen Adolf Galland when with JV-44. It appears to be in RLM 82/83/76 and is otherwise unremarkably marked.

Finally, Black X from II./KG 51 in RLM 82/83/76. Red nose and fin tip with black aft engine nacelles. The underside of the wings are unpainted metal. This aircraft is currently at the Australian War Museum.

As with the previous sheet, there are no upper wing decals provided so those will have to come from the kit decals.

November 2005

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