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Hans Peter Tschanz
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F/Lt Pierre Clostermann (French Air Force),

May 26, 2013 · in Aviation · · 6 · 3.6K

Military career
Pierre Clostermann 1942 voluntarily entered the force aériennes française libres (free French air force / FAFL was training the fighter squadron Alsace (Squadron No.: 341 Free French) allocated.)

Later, he joined the squadron No.: 602 "city of Glasgow", n °: 247, no.: 56 and ended the war in the squadron No.: 3.

In the first years, he flew a Spitfire and later the .

Pierre Clostermann scored 33 confirmed kills, making it the most successful French fighter pilot of the second world war.


F/Lt Pierre Clostermann (French Air Force),
No. 3 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Juli 1945

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  1. A most impressive presentation, Hans...the detail is amazing given the [small] scale. I really like the way you did the base/diorama. Outstanding photographic effects as well. Great work, my friend - an all around winner.

  2. Hans...I like the way you placed the pilot in the shot to show how large that plane is. Nice model and presentation.

  3. Nice work indeed! We need a Tempest in 1/48 (need I say 1/32?). How did you do the plaque?

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    said on May 27, 2013

    Very nice Hans, well displayed. Eduard had a 1/48 Tempest in their inventory, i'm not aware of any 1/32 scale examples...!

  5. gorgeous...i read the big show when i was 10 and again at 55

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