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Rafi Ben-Shahar
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Night attacker Stuka

May 10, 2024 · in Aviation · · 18 · 288

Towards the end of WWII aircraft were converted to night operations. The Ju 87D-8 were equipped with exhaust flame suppressors. Most of the night operating Stukas served under1./NSGr.9 in northern Italy and retreated to Austria until capitulation.
Many night attacker Stukas had elaborated Wellen Münster camouflage patterns. This 1/48th scale model was painted with RLM 76 swirls over the splinter camouflage.

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  1. Rafi, Great looking Stuka and very nice paint work. How did you ever achieve those wiggly white camo swirls ?

  2. Nice Stuka, very interesting camo pattern.

  3. Great paintwork Rafi. A terrific result.

  4. Really cool! Keeping for a reference for a project of my own...

  5. Very nice paintwork, I like it!

  6. That Stuka looks great Rafi.
    Paintwork is a masterpiece 🙂

  7. A really nice Stuka, Rafi @blackmopane
    The camouflage pattern is very impressive, must have taken you quite some time to get it done this nicely.

  8. Another superb model, Rafi, this time a wonderful Stuka!
    The scheme is striking and you have replicated it perfectly!

  9. G’day Rafi (@blackmopane),
    I love these individual schemes and have done something similar on a Do 217.
    They can be teedious to paint but well worth the effort.
    A grate build over all.

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