Eagle Strike  48-101 for Bf-109

Units: See review  'Augsburg's Flyers Pt. IV'


$8.50 ($6.00 at NA Hobbies)


Scott Van Aken

So you say you can't get enough 109 stuff? Well, here is another sheet for the ubiquitous Messerschmitt. This one contains a smattering of DB.605 powered variants, though most of them are in the standard scheme of RLM 74/75/76 with various matterns of mottling.

First is a G-4  from 5./JG 52. Black 8 has yellow under the cowling and wing tips.

Next is a G-2 from II./JG 52 as flown by Haupt. Steinhoff. It also has yellow under the cowl and wing tips, but additionally carries a white fuselage band. The upper cowl appears to be from another plane and is a heavy mottle of RLM 74 over 76.

The G-6 on the sheet is yellow 1 from 9./JG 54. This carries a yellow rudder and lower cowling. It also has a blue Reich Defense band and spiral on the spinner.

Finally, a K-4 from 12./JG 27 with a green Reich Defense band. The colors on blue 16 are RLM 75/83/76 with an RLM 81/83 painted fin and rudder.

Recommended kits are Hobbycraft and Hasegawa, though I don't see why you couldn't use Fujimi or even some other 1/48 109 kits with these markings.

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

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