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Egon Mayer´s Focke Wulf Fw 190A-5.

Egon Mayer was a World War Two German fighter pilot born in 1917 in Konstanz, Germany.
He enlisted in the Luftwaffe in 1937, being sent to JG 2 “Richtofen” in 1939, just in time for the Battle of France, and flew until his death in 1944, when he was leading an attack formation against USAAF B-17 bombers.
At the time of his death, he had a tally of 102 victories, for which he was posthumously awarded the Knight´s Cross with the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.

Another Hasegawa 1:48 Fw 190. I followed Eduard´s painting instructions for this kit.
The kit was going to originally be painted as Walter Nowotny´s Fw 190A-5, but after much back and forth and a badly masked yellow Eastern Front band, I decided to start over (with aftermarket decals for the upper crosses).

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6 responses to Egon Mayer´s Focke Wulf Fw 190A-5.

  1. Excellent Focke Wulf model. Thanks for the Egon Mayer data.

  2. What a sleak Butcherbird! Great work Francisco! Great story too!

  3. Mayer is also the pilot who let future US ace Robert S. Johnson live in July 1943. Johnson broke formation and went after a German fighter that became his first victory, then when he was heading home alone, Mayer caught him. Fortunately he appeared to be out of 20mm ammo, since he kept shooting Johnson’s P-47 with the 7.62mm cowling guns. Johnson’s airplane had been hit with a 20mm right behind the canopy that prevented him sliding it open and baling out, so he had to sit there and “take it”. Finally, when they were close to halfway across the Channel, Mayer decided to let him go, came up alongside and saluted, then turned back to France. Johnson managed to make it to Manston, where they had to cut away the canopy for him to get out. “And I never ever again broke formation and went off on my own.”

    Nice work on this model, Francisco.

  4. That’s a lovely 190. Despite my main interest being the BoB, I just love those Wurgers and have several waiting on the shelf. Great job and a nice touch to the story from TC. Paul

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