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Part 3


1/48 scale





S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description: 48-695 - Rämmjager  Part 3
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: Clear sharp printing, minimal carrier film, supplied stencil data, perfect registration.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner

Aeromaster's Rammjager Part 3 decals
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This is the third instalment of the “Rämmjager” series and again the use of the DML/Tamiya family of kits provides the best basis to start with. 

Three varied options are presented, all of them interesting in their own right. 

  • Fw190 A-8, flown by Kurt Bühligen of Stab /JG2, France, June 1944.

Now here are some Stab markings that one doesn’t see very often. Major Kurt Bühligen, who survived the war with 112 victories, used this aircraft.  

The fuselage markings are black and white with the lower portion of the engine cowl painted yellow. The area behind the exhaust vents is painted black to hide the fouling caused by the engine. This portion has also been outlined in white.

The normal upper surface colours have been extended down the fuselage sides with a third one having been applied near the tail. AeroMaster suggest this as being RLM 70 or 71. 

When the instructions describe this aircraft and start talking about a colour for the name…ignore it. This was obviously meant to be printed with option 3. 

  • Fw190 A-7, Wk. Nr. 430965, flown by Hauptman Grislawski of 1. /JG1, Germany, January 1945.

Finished in the standard RLM 74/75/76, “white 9” carries the red RV band associated with JG 1. The aircraft carries the “winged 1” unit badge on the nose and has a white spinner with no spiral.

The references AeroMaster have utilised suggest that yellow was used for the underneath of the engine cowling as well as under the wingtips. Eric Mombeek in his JG 1 book advises that these colours were red on Grislawski’s machine with this colour extending over the lower surfaces of the ailerons. 

When photographed in early 1944, this aircraft had flame dampers over the engine-mounted machineguns. This was due to the aircraft’s night operations. Additional areas of interest at this time were the armoured windscreen and the A-8 position of the Pitot tube.

  • FW190 A-8, flown by Leutnant Hans Dortenmann of 2. /JG54, June 1944

Hans Dortenmann finished the war with 38 victories while serving with both JG26 and JG 54. The featured aircraft carries the blue JG54 RV band with red “1” and Gruppe bar. The underside of the engine cowling was yellow and the spinner wore the usual black and white spiral. Other markings that feature on the RLM 74/75/76 finish are the JG54 badge, devil emblem on the cowl, and name under the cockpit. The latter item is supplied in both red and white and the “devil” is repeated for the starboard side for those modellers that wish it. 

The usual stencilling for two aircraft is provided as well as full national markings for each machine. There were no problems with registration and all lettering was clear and legible. The very thin carrier film has been kept to a minimum and despite this, the decals were surprisingly strong.





There are plenty of Fw190 schemes around and AeroMaster are making the most of them. This sheet offers the modeller all they need to produce more colourful examples of this famous aircraft.


Thanks to Eagle Strike / Aeromaster  for the review samples

Review Text Copyright © 2005 by Rob Baumgartner
This Page Created on 19 January, 2005
Last updated 19 January, 2005

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