Bf-109D, Dora in WW2 camo scheme
My latest, Messerschmitt Bf-109D by Hobbycraft is presented for review. This kit from 1992 remains passable and makes very presentable Jumo-powered pre-war fighter. If you only do one of these kits, I would recommend it be a Spanish Civil War version. Since this was my second 109D, I did it in NJG-2 markings, as it would have appeared in northern Germany and Norway in early 1940. I used the camo scheme made famous on the 109Es during the Battles of France and Britain because I wanted an operational wartime version of the Dora.
While the 109D was top-of-the-line in 1938, it was obsolete by 1940, and was even abused by French Hawk 75s during the Phony War over Northern France. The Luftwaffe did not want this plane in combat vs Hurricanes, Spitfires or D 520s, so it was sent to Norway as a second line fighter, or used as an advanced trainer in Jagdfliegerschulen.
The basic airframe was of course a great success, even though this version was considered underpowered by the start of WW2.
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