Eagle Strike 32-040

Units: Various


$9.00  ($7.00 at NA Hobbies)


Scott Van Aken

One kit that has not had the kind of support from decal companies that others have gotten is the 1/32 Bf-109E. You can find all sorts of sheets for the larger scale F and G (at least you can now). The E model has been forgotten until now. When it comes to kits you have two choices. One is by Matchbox and the other by Hasegawa. Those in the know will tell you that the Matchbox version is more accurate in outline, but the Hase kit is better in terms of detail. The Hasegawa version is probably easier to find.

Getting back to the sheet, there are three planes all in nicely mottled schemes.

First is an E-4 of the Kommandeur of II./JG 27, Wolfgang Lippert. His plane is in RLM 71/02 over RLM 65 and as a yellow nose . Spinner is a pointed version with a yellow tip.

Next is Josef Priller's E-3 in RLM 71/02/65. The spinner on this 6./JG 51 plane is white while the nose and rudder is yellow.

Finally, white 7 of Reinhard Seiler, Staffelkapitan of I./JG 54. His RLM 70/71/65 aircraft is devoid of any of the yellow that the previous aircraft show. Just a note in that the RLM 70/71 splinter camo of this plane goes to nearly the bottom of the plane so all the fuselage mottling is in RLM 65.

A very nice sheet that should be most welcome to large scale 109E builders.

Review sheet courtesy North American Hobbies, where you can get everything at 20-30% below retail.

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