BF 109G6 Hasegawa 1/48 scale
March 21, 2015 in Aviation
Depicts aircraft flown by Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27
Known as the P-38 killer, Bartels was credited with shooting down 99 allied aircraft. Including fourteen P-38, Eleven P-51’s, nine P-47’s and nine Spitfires. On December 23, 1944 his squadron was flying over Bonn Germany, when they saw drop tanks falling in front of them from P-47’s of the 56th FG. Bartels pulled up and quickly shot down one of the American fighters then vanished. In 1968, the wreckage of Bartels airplane and his remains were discovered near Bad Godesberg Germany.
The model is the wonderful Hasegawa 1/48 scale kit. I picked the kit up cheap at the Seattle IPMS show, along with some nice after market decals. However once I got home I discovered these markings in the kit, and couldn’t resist building this version.
The story of Bartels made it even more worth while.
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