Fw-190A8/R8 6/JG 300
In the closing months of WWII the U.S. 8th air force were routinely mounting one thousand bomber raids on Germany with 700 or 800 fighter escort. 6/JG300 was on of the "assault fighter" units tasked with intercepting these raids.
On January 14,1945, JG 300 lost 56 fighters to P-51 Mustangs of the 357th Fighter Group. Finally, in tactical support during the Allied Rhine crossing on March 24.1945, II/JG 300 was almost completely wiped out by Mustangs from the 353rd Fighter Group.
This is the Eduard 1/48 kit in the markings of Unteroffizier Paul Lixfeldt of 6./JG 300 November,1945.
I have included a pic of Paul Lixfeldt the teenage corporal pilot.
The name on the armor plate is rather crude but probably understandable for a teenage pilot.
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Very nice build, Paul.
Nice work - a great result is almost guaranteed with this kit - it's not shake 'n' bake, but pay attention and love what you get.
Very true Tom, a state of the art kit! Thanks Tom
That's a great Wurger, Paul.
Wow. Nice. So young (pilot). It would break your heart 🙁
A great-looking 190!
I hope he survived?
From what i could find he did survive but was wounded and bailed out in support of the Ardenes offensive. Thanks Ross.