Desperate Measures…1/48 Bücker Bü181C-2 Bestmann, Tankbuster
Built in 2017.
One of the last desperate measures of the Luftwaffe in the final stage of the war, fitting sports aircraft with Panzerfäuste.
The model shows an aircraft of 3.Panzerjägerstaffel, established on March 4th 1945, first combat sortie April 19th and last one most probably on April 23rd.
Pilots and aircrafts had helluva rides and many were shot down. The system hadn´t much success.
Yellow 10 was “stolen” by two war-tired flight instructors, Unteroffizier Hans Ficker and Unteroffizier Werner Diermayer who fled to Switzerland where the aircraft was examined and later used in the Swiss Airforce.
Stransky kit, Panzerfäuste are from the “normal” Special Hobby Bücker kit because these are molded more nicely. The kit decals are not that good, very thin, tend to wrap when pulling them off the carrier paper and when you want to bring them into the right position they act like chewing gum. In the end my dad had tu use two Balkenkreuz from the sparesbox. Bowdens on the wings with EZ Line.
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