Hasegawa 1/32nd Messerschmitt Bf109G-6 “Tall Tail”
A beneficiary of the tail swap I mentioned in a previous article, this one also features an MDC cockpit and wheels, Cutting Edge exhausts, and an Eagle Editions spinner. Paints are Floquil RLM74/75/76, 04 Gelbe, and RLM66 on the canopy frame. Decals are a combination of Eagle Editions, Aeromaster, and Mike Grant's Werke Nummer sheet.
WNr. 442013 was flown by none other than 220-victory Ace Hpt. Anton Hafner, Staffelkapitaen of 10./JG-51, while based near Essen in the Fall of 1944. Hafner lost his life in this machine on October 17, 1944 when his wing clipped a tree during a high speed, low level chase against a flight of P-38's.