Euro Decals 32109: Messerschmitt Emils
Here is a
most interesting sheet that covers some of the more unusual schemes carried by
the Bf-109E. All of the large areas of color in terms of bands and theater
markings will have to be painted, but frankly, those always look a lot better
than any decal.
up is an E-7 from 8./ZG1 in Russia during the summer of 1942. This one is in RLM
71/02/65 with heavy fuselage mottling, Yellow lower nose and tail band with the
unitís famous wasp markings.
The 109E-3 was provided to the Spanish government afterthe Spanish Civil
war and this is one of those planes. It is in RLM 63 over 65 it has a red
The third options is a captured E-3/B that was tested by the RAF.
Standard RAF green/earth uppers with yellow lower undersides. This aircraft was
frequently flown without the canopy hood.
A Swiss 109E-3 is next. This is in RLM 71 over RLM65 and according to
references, it is the only known one with circular roundels on the wings. The
fuselage band does not extend to the bottom of the fuselage. It is unknown if
this German-built plane had Swiss guns or the different control stick used on
Swiss AF planes.
Next is Black 13, an E-4 from 8./JG 1 in 1941. It is in RLM 70/71 over
65 with yellow rudder and lower cowling.
A Bulgarian 109E-4 is next in post-Axis insignia from the winter of
1944/45.This is in standard RLM 74/75/76 camouflage with large areas of white
squiggles painte over the upper surfaces.
An E-4 from 13 Squadron of the Slovak Air Force is next. This one is in
RLM 74/75/76 with mottling as worn in April 1943.
Finally an unmottled E-3 from 4./JG 77 in Norway in December 1940. This
RLM 71/02/65 plane was the mount of Uffz. Ludwig Froba.
You are provided with two huge sheets. One has all the
multi-color markings while the other is in black and white. You have a variety
of kits out there from which to choose. Most will gravitate towards the Eduard
or perhaps Trumpeter kit. Don't leave out the Dragon offering as it is still a
The sheet is superbly printed and well worth picking up.
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