Superscale 48-760 for Bf-109F Aces

Units: JG 1, JG 26, JG 51




Scott Van Aken

Continuing with its aircraft of the aces sheets, Superscale has done this one for the Bf-109F. All are in the basic RLM 74/75/76 scheme with some differences that will be annotated later.

First is the F-3 of 'Pips' Priller, from 1./JG 26 in Belgium, 1942. The aircraft has a yellow rudder and a yellow section under the nose. The spinner in segmented with 1/4 white and 3/4 black.

Next is Heinz Bär's 109F-4 when he was kommodore of 4./JG 51 in Russia, 1942. His aircraft has a white fuselage band (which is a bit unusual for the Russian front) and a white spinner.

Finally, the 109F-4 of 'Assi' Hahn, kommodore of 3./JG 2 in France, 1941. His aircraft is very colorful with a red rudder and red engine cowling with a white spinner. There has been some discussion as to if the nose was really red or just yellow taken with orthochromatic film. The choice is yours.

As for kits, the majority will go for the Hasegawa Bf-109F though one shouldn't really overlook the still nice Airfix kit in this scale.

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