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Jagdeschwader 1

 

Defenders of the Reich 1942-43

 

 

Aeromaster, 1/48

 

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description: 48-685 - Jagdeschwader 1 Defenders of the Reich 1942-43
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Waterslide decals and colour instructions
Price: May vary according to place of purchase (USD$10 if purchased directly from AeroMaster)
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Good colour reference sheet; perfect register, thin carrier film, interesting subjects.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Mick Evans


Aeromaster's Defenders of the Reich Decals
are available online from
Squadron.com
 

FirstLook


 
Aeromasterís new release of Jagdeschwader 1 Defenders of the Reich 1942-43 48-685 is printed to the usual high standard that we come to expect from Aeromaster.
 
The decals are in perfect register and sharply printed. The carrier film is very thin and should disappear under a coating of clear finish. The colour reference sheet provided is excellent giving good colour reference and decal placement.
 
Markings are provided for five aircraft listed below.
 
  • Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 Yellow 25 based at Trondheim Norway in February 1942. The aircraft is finished in RLM 02/71 upper surfaces and RLM 65 lower surfaces. The spinner is white with a red backing plate and the fuselage has a yellow band.

  • Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6, Black 7 of 8/JG1 based at Leeuwarden Holland, and flown by Fw Josef Kehrle in summer 1943. The aircraft is finished in RLM 74/75 upper surfaces and RLM 76 lower surfaces. The spinner is white with a red spiral.

  • Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6, White 1 of 7/JG1 based at Leeuwarden Holland, and flown by Oblt Heinz Klopper during November 1943. The aircraft is finished in RLM 74/75 upper surfaces and RLM 76 lower surfaces. The spinner is white with a black spiral, and the fin and rudder are painted white.

  • Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6, White 3 of 7/JG1 based at Leeuwarden Holland in late 1943. The aircraft is finished in RLM 74/75 upper surfaces and RLM 76 lower surfaces. This aircraft features the new JG1 emblem of a red winged I. The spinner has a white nose tip while the body is painted in RLM 71 and yellow quarters. The Fuselage has a red defense of the Reich band.

  • Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-4, of II/JG1 based at Woensdrecht Holland in April 1943, and flown by Oblt Hans Mohr the II Group Technical Officer. The aircraft is finished in RLM 74/75 upper surfaces and RLM 76 lower surfaces. The spinner is RLM 71 with white bands. This aircraft carries a green Tatzelwurn on the engine cowl and Hans Mohrís personal emblem below the cockpit.

    Highly Recommended

Thanks to Eagle Strike / Aeromaster  for the review samples


Review Text Copyright © 2004 by Mick Evans
This Page Created on 01 November, 2004
Last updated 01 November, 2004

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