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Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 “Yellow 14”, Hans Joachim Marseille

This build has been posted in the “Work in progress – Aircraft” group, and to see the entire build you may want to check it out there. In 1942, Hans-Joachim Marseille went to Rome for some RandR, returning to Egypt on 24th of August. Upon arrival he was given a new F-4 with his usual number “Yellow 14”. Now that date – albeit some years later – also happens to be the birthday of my “better half”, so what better plane to build than the one he started flying on that date? (OK – there are quite a bit of years between, but anyway)

The plane is a Bf109 F-4 with Werk Nummer 8673, and it was the last “Friedrich” that he flew, the next one he used being a G-2. That plane also killed him after an enginefire, and he went into history undefeated in combat.

Now, just a few pictures from the build, but check the topic over at “Work in Progress – Aircraft” (sorry – could not get the link to work. . .)

Hope you like the build – as I said, there are a lot more over at the group if you wish to get deeper into the build.

Thanx for watching

14 responses to Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 “Yellow 14”, Hans Joachim Marseille

  1. Very nicely done. I love the kit and I’ve enjoyed watching your build. I am in the middle of my build of this iconic plane at this time. More to follow…

  2. Looking forward to your build Tom


  3. Beautiful work and a Fantastic build ! I acquired a French language magazine at the Paris airport last spring (Aerojournal)
    It had a very long article on Marseille and the other German air aces that fought in North Afrika. All heroes for a bad cause…I had no idea that the air war over there was so intense.

  4. Very well done, Erik….nice all-around job.

  5. Looks great! Love the attention to details you put into it.

  6. Funny, just yesterday I read a comic involving exactly the same 109, with Marseille on the controls… A job well done!

  7. Really nice job on this 109!

  8. Masterfully done.

  9. Nice work. The F is my favorite 109.

  10. This is absolutely fantastic……….. Thanks for sharing it with us. Well done my friend.

  11. Great work, Erik. This has been a great journey on this build. It is always great to see a desert scheme rather than the usual mottle.

  12. Remarkable detailing. The plain sandgelb F always my favourite 109.

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