End of War…1/48 Focke-Wulf Fw190D-13, possibly EJG2
Here´s one part of my dad´s D-13 dual build. Not as fancy looking as “yellow 10” but these were the only two known D-13 schemes.
Hobby Boss kit, Eduard seatbelts, markings from the Eduard D-11/D-13 dual combo, camo done with MRP paints, EZ line for the antenna wire. As usual some details added.
The HB kit isn´t bad. It´s basically their D-9 kit with a gunless upper cowl and the bigger side airintake. Molding quality and fit was very good. Luckily it has an open wheel well, but sadly the rear engine parts are placed way too much forward. To fill the void my dad added some scratch parts, tubing and wiring.
Only two Fw190D-13s are currently photographically documented. This one was found at Pilsen – Bory airfield with the engine dismantled at the end of the war. The Black Stab marking on the fuselage shows that this particular aircraft was flown by the Gruppenkommandeure. The exact operator of this Dora is not known, and V./EKG 2 formed from I./EKG(J) is one of the possibilities. If this theory is correct, then this Dora was flown by Hptm. Walter Grasemann. Nevertheless, thanks to confusion during final days of the war, this aircraft could also have been flown by other units, such as JG 2 or JG 6.The series of at least fifteen Fw 190D-13s was manufactured by Weser Flugzeugbau in March and April, 1945.
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