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1/48 Hasegawa Bf 109G-6, W.Nr. 165267, 1/HleLv 34, Taipalsaari airfield, July, 1944

Eino Luukkanen was in the cockpit of this airplane while achieving his 56th confirmed victory. He downed a Soviet Yak-9 fighter flown by Lt. G. F. Nizhnik on August 5, 1944 over Narva Bay. This Yak was the only aircraft downed by the guns of MT-451. The aircraft was delivered to Finland on June 23, 1943. The former German Werk Nummer is visible on the rudder. Two underwing cannon pods were mounted and there was no artwork on the rudder at that time. The fledgling eagle was painted later on. MT-451 was written off after an accident on August 25, 1947.

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6 responses to 1/48 Hasegawa Bf 109G-6, W.Nr. 165267, 1/HleLv 34, Taipalsaari airfield, July, 1944

  1. Both builds a beautifully finished and photographed, sir – as always.

  2. The Finnish Aviation is my subject, and I know MT-451

    I have some fotos and this is impressive build and paint.
    a job well done.

  3. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Very nice work Ayhan , your dedication for this subject really shines.

  4. Ayhan, the hits just keep on happenin’. Great addition to the ME/BF fleet. Lasted ’til ’47? Better than a lot of its peers.

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