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  1. Here is my next entry for the GB. A few more parts than the last one, so I hope I do not lose interest! It is a bit bigger than the British Sovereign as well, almost twice the size and lots more decals. I thought I might have had to paint all those blue lines but it is not the case. Not sure how long I make a start, I have a KUTA build to get finished next.
  2. So this will be my entry, a little late but I did manage to finish a model before starting this so it's all good. I did think this was an MF but it's a bis, a few differences there. I really like the box art too and was thinking of building her wheels up as you get a nice pilot with the kit too.
  3. This is the very nice Fujimi kit in 1/72 built straight from the box. There are no real issues with the kit, it even comes with a nice pilot figure that I used as I was initially going to mount it wheels up, but the gear doors don't fit that well closed, so I decided not do all the extra work to make them fit. Thankfully these kits also come with weapons and drop tanks, so no need to raid the Hasegawa weapons sets to equip her.
  4. Hawker Hurricane Mk.Ia, pictures from the Finnish Air Force museum, hanks to Sergey.
  5. Hi comrades! I am build now late variant (winter of 1943) and Classic Airframes instruction tells that on the overhauled Buffaloes cockpits were painted in "light grey" color instead of original natural aluminum and black. Is it true, and which "light grey" is proper? Thanks in advance
  6. Hello! I'm working on Hemmo Leino's Bf-109G-6 from June 1944 (MT-423) from Hasegawa's Finnish Messerschmitt combo. The instructions are black and white, and I can't quite tell what paint pattern there is. Did Leino's 109 have a soft-edged splinter camouflage on the wings? Using a ruler on the instructions, the lines look straight, but looking at painting instructions for other a/c in his unit in summer of '44 show a combination of soft-edged splinter and soft-edged "free hand" camo. I downloaded Eduard's instruction sheet for their 109 kit with Leino's plane in it and it shows a super-intricate pattern on the wings that I haven't seen before on any German or Finnish plane. It was basically the same pattern as I see on the Hasegawa instructions, but instead of straight lines they show very tight wavy lines, almost like a digital camouflage. It makes me wonder if it was their way of trying to show it was supposed to be feathered or "soft edged"? I haven't found any decent pictures of the top of his plane either in real life or in model form, so no help there. I hope someone might know! Thanks!
  7. Late entry. Due to time constraints I'm not going to be able to build the Aero S-105, so the little Vamp will have to do. Initial dry fit of parts looks fair, and a modest parts count and simple design mean it will hopefully go together without too many hassles. Time will tell.
  8. I have just finished this small group of a/c from the Finish AF, all build out of box. Dornier is the new Airfix kit with OWL conv. set, D.21 from MPM, an C.X. from AZ. Decals are all aftermarked. Seen during wintertime with skies. Rather dramatic story this one. Cheers Jes
  9. Please note the Finnish Swastika is completely different from the one used by the Third Reich. Another Eduard kit, this time their Profipack G-2. I had to make a fair amount of trimming on the wheel wells to allow for a good fit of the upper wings. I also had to reglue the radiator roof on the right wing because it had gotten loose. I used decals from the Hasegawa "Finnish Air Force" Bf 109G-2, which silvered a bit, something that hadn´t happened on my previous 25 models. The carrier film of the decals was brittle and tore on many places, but it didn't affect the important part of the decal. Comments welcome!
  10. Hi, Next machine of Finnish air forces - the Gloster Gamecock II, build under licence in Finland. Some 20 machines were build, they have a bit extended fuselage like in Gamecock III, instead of typical short fulselage of original Gloster production. At the outbreak of WWII, which in case of Finland started with war against Soviet Union agression in 1939 some of them were still in use. That war was lasting till spring 1940 and Finns protected themselves however losing some the most east part of territory (which remains in Russian's hands till now). The Gamecock was obviously and definitly an obsolate machine at 1939, it was used in role of avanced trainer. Last machines were phased out in 1944 (!) - as far as I've read about it. There was a spectacular victory during Winter War achieved on Gamecock. On 29 January 1940 Soviet bomber DB 3 was captured by a single Gamecock. More about this event here: The GA-58 is one of three possible Gamecock codes of the capturing machine. The model is Broplan's first (?) and only (?) injection model . This is a typical short run to which I added some details as scratch build (in net there are available photos of sprues here: http://karopka.ru/community/user/17547/?MODEL=381419 ) Decals come from drawer (likely by AZ and letteing by Techmod), one small swastika on prop is hand paint, second is from SH Myrsky spare one. Here she is: Many thanks for Finnish collegues here on BM, Antii and Vessa as well the Mykko Kylemala of Finnish Museum of Aviation who helped me in gathering materials related to this build. Comments welcome Regards Jerzy-Wojtek
  11. Hi, I started work on Gloster Gamecock (Broplan) intedning to do a machine in Finnish colours from Winter War. In Wiki and few other sources I have found an interesting story: "During the Finnish Winter War 1939–40, a Gamecock was used to capture a Soviet Ilyushin DB-3 bomber. On 29 January 1940 the Finnish Gamecock strafed two Soviet DB-3s when they landed on Finnish soil* (which they mistook for Estonia) to transfer fuel from one plane to the other. The strafed crews hurried into the one plane which had enough fuel remaining and escaped, leaving the DB-3 behind to be captured by the Finns." * actually it was not "soil" but frozen lake in Hauho, Southern Finland, I would like to do this particluary machine if possible - so my ask is - anybody know any more details on this? Who was the pilot? What number the machine weared? Was it on ski (I think so, but?)... The details on DB 3 are better known (Red 15 , s/n 392320),. http://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/pages/db3-il4/tapanidb3/db-11story.htm Any help will be appreciated Regards J-W
  12. Hi, Finland was brave during WWII. They protected independace in Winter War after Soviet attack in 1939 (though lost some part of land), then (hoping to take this land back) joined German agression on Soviets (named in Finland The Continuation War), but in September 1944 made a separate armistance (which for sure protected them of became under Soviets in post war time). German army, who was present in Finland, was suppouse to step back via Northern Finland (Lapland) to occupied Norway, however in their return Germans started to destroy bridges and so on. This made that next war stated. This time against Germans, so called Lapland War, which lasted till first days of April 1945. Such change of alliances happend in many countries during WWII (starting from France, Italy and Bulgaria, Romania ...). This is interesting to observe it on war machines used. Initally Finnland have mostly Allied equipment (French like Morane, British like Gladiators, Gauntlets, Hurricanes, Blenheims, American like Brewster Buffalo, Dutch like Fokker D XXI & CX, Koolhoven FK 53 but also Italian (Fiat G-50) . They have also own constructions (Myrsky, Pyry...). After starting allians with Germans the Me 109, Ju 88 and Do 17 appeared as weel as some ex French Hawks and Moranes MS 410. However the support of repairing parts for all Allied countries was stopped. They were able to buy some needed engines in Sweden as well as repaired captured or bought from Germany captured Russian airplanes. This kept the Finish aviation alive - by the way with the incredible loses to wins ratio about 1/10! One of such modification was Morko Morane - the reconstructed original Morane 406/410 fighter where instead of original Hispano Suiza engine a Russian Klimov engine was installed, together with more slim nose, new prop, oil radiator from Me 109, new glicol radiator and some miner changies. Those Klimov engines were obtained from Germany (who captured and repaired them) and some 40 old airframes of MS 406/410 were modified in 1944/45 to newer standard. Some years ago I've bought Maquette Morko Morane kit (1/72). This is basicly old Frog Morane 406 with new fuselage. It is very basic so I've immediately bought also a Hobby Boss MS 406 intending to mix them to get one model of Morko Morane. Meanwhile RS issued a genui Morko, but I ignored it keeping original idea. So the model is kitbash of Maquette Morko Morane, Hobby Boss MS 406 and some scratch work. Dimed Finish Swastika (introduced in Spring '44) and removed yellow markings are typical for time of Lapland War. Those decals are by Techmod. This MSv-624 was one of first Morko and was scored with one win but in end of war against Soviets. It was one of three of this type who took active role in Lapland War. Many thanks to people from Finish Museum of Avaiation who helped me in getting all this data in discussion here and in PMs. Here is results: Comments welcome Regards Jerzy-Wojtek P.S. I was unable to upload photos from Flickr with Chrome, after installing Firefox it went OK Anybody had similar problem?
  13. Hi All, Here are some Finnish Hurricane pictures; 57820 57821 76664 76665 76666 80916 80919 172636 172640 All images SA-kuva. More Hurricane pictures that are greater than 4900 pixels wide can be found here at the Finnish Wartime Photographic Archive. Cheers, Daniel.
  14. This had been in the stash for ages; the Airfix 'Design a Hawk' boxing picked up cheap, Midnight Hawks decals from a previous kit, also a knockdown PE kit from Hannants(Eduard made I believe}......what's not to like?? !!!LOADS!!! Firstly the kit is the early tool Airfix....one piece canopy, so won't see lovely PE cockpit anyway I think the PE was made for the newer mould it was so hard to fit(gave up on most of it) New aerials to build/fit and no pylons or smoke gennies. Screwed up the det cord lines in the canopy(again...how do you paint these without taking the paint off later?) Paints were Tamiya XF-61 dark Green with a drop of black and Vallejo MA 010 interior green. So slightly dissapointed by this build but here it is anyway, a 'problem shared' and all that !!
  15. By all means not the biggest one of my sins of last year. I´ve been in the process of finishing the Bf 109 STGB II prizes... yes, just waiting for our sponsors' decisions but I promise we´ll get back to it shortly. Better late than never... But I apologize, my dear friends . Anyway, this KUTA-build is actually not a GB non-finisher, as I originally intended to just build some parts of this along the four proper G-6:s I did finish! This is how the kit looked a few nights back. I started by trimming the interior parts to make them fit the slightly too narrow fuselage. This I did, and then forgot the build for a few days again. Last night I finished painting and assembling the interior, joined the fuselage halves, wings, radiator flaps and rudder parts - but didn´t take a picture . While browsing through Finnish Bf 109 decals I did find among them an extra AZmodel Erla- canopy. I´ll check if I can mate that with my previous, Revell G-10-to-G-6/AS build I did with its original, rather lousy canopy piece. It should look better, if I can make it fit. The Finnish Air Force was supplied with, possibly in an error, two G-6/AS- high altitude versions in late June 1944. The Revell build is decorated as MT-463 from 2./HLeLv 24 and this AZmodel build will be MT-471 from 3./HLeLv 24. To my knowlegde, there are no pics of either of them in their wartime appearance. This decal sheet has a painting diagram for -463 and I´ll go with that for the -471 too. Pics to be added... Best regards, V-P
  16. Blenheim Mk IV in Finnish Service 1:48 SBS Model This set is for the Bristol Blenheim as used by Finland. 4 Options are provided for aircraft in different years of service. BL-129 of 1/LLv 46 in June 1941. Olive green uppers with silver dope undersides. BL-129 Photo Flight of LeLv 48 in June 1943. Green/Black uppers with RLM65 undersides. BL-201 of E/PLeLv 48. Agust 1944. Green/Black uppers with RLM65 undersides. BL-199 of 1. Lsto summer 1956. Overall aluminium dope with metal cowlings. Conclusion This is a good sheet with a fair spread of Blenhiems used by Finland over a few different year. The decals look to be in register, colour dense and should pose no problems. Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  17. Having given the stash a good staring at and having had a look through other peoples proposed builds and not wanting to duplicate others choices I have plumped for an aircraft I have liked for a long time, Dornier's classic Do-17Z, known as the "flying pencil" due to it's very thin fuselage. Although the Do-17Z was the version used by the Luftwaffe during the early phases of WWII it was rapidly replaced by more modern and capable aircraft such as the Ju-88 not long after the invasion of the Soviet Union, but for my build I will not be doing a Luftwaffe bird. I have long had an interest in the exploits of the Finnish Air Force during both the "Winter War" of 1939-40 and the "Continuation War" as Finland's involvement in WWII is known and have wanted to build a Finnish aircraft for a while and this GB has given me the ideal opportunity to build one it's aircraft, especially as the Scandinavian GB didn't get voted in. For my build I will be using ICM's recently released 1/48 kit of the DO-17Z which I will build pretty much OOTB. Here is a picture of the box lid. And the contents of the box, still sealed in the plastic bags. As I am not building a Luftwaffe example which is all that comes in the box (apart from a Croat flown one which has mostly Luftwaffe markings) I will be using an aftermarket decal sheet by SBS Models which has markings for 4 aircraft from the Finnish Air Force. And never being able to resist a winter camo scheme here is the scheme I have chosen. As I have roughly zero information on the DO-17 and it's use in Finland I will be building it as it comes so any useful help will be gratefully received, as will all your comments and criticisms during my build. Thanks for looking in. Craig.
  18. Model 239 Buffalo "Taivaan Helmi over Findland" 1:48 Special Hobby The Buffalo was designed by the Brewster Aeronautical Corporation in 1935 a US Navy requirement for a carrier based fighter to replace the Grumman F3F Biplane. As such it was one of the first US monoplane fighters. The prototype first flew in 1937 with deliveries commencing in 1939. Brewster had production difficulties and only 11 of the early F2A-1 aircraft were delivered to the USN with the remainder of the order being diverted to the Finnish Air Force. The US Navy and Marine Corps would order and receive the later F2A-2 and F2A-3 models although it was realised by this time that the Buffalo was no match for more modern fighters. It had been suggested that the later orders were just to keep the Brewster factories running, in fact they would later go on to produce Corsairs and other aircraft for the USN. Overseas Finland ordered the aircraft in 1939, the aircraft being assembled by SAAB in Sweden. The Finnish after initial doubts liked the aircraft. The cooler weather in Finland solved overheating problems with the engine, and the aircraft went on to become a success with 477 Soviet aircraft being destroyed for only 19 Buffalos. Belgium had ordered the aircraft but only one was delivered before the country fell to the advancing Germans. Their order was subsequently transferred to the British. The British facing a shortage of combat aircraft purchased the Buffalo. The original assessment by the RAF was not brilliant. The aircraft lacked pilot armour, was under gunned, had poor altitude performance and there were issues with overheating, maintenance and controls. The UK still ordered 170 aircraft which were sent to Australia, New Zealand and the RAF. The aircraft were initially sent out to the Far East. The aircraft were plagued with reliability problems in the hot climate, performance was poor, and the pilots did not have adequate training on the aircraft. Given all these problems and the superior numbers of Japanese aircraft the Buffalos did not fair that well. Some did escape to the Dutch East Indies where they would join those operated by the Netherlands East Indian Army. In Finnish service the aircraft arrived too late for the winter war but did take oart in the continuation war. The Finnish pilots like the Buffalo and called it Taivaan Heli "The Haven Pearl". Many pilots would become aces flying it with H Wind scoring 39 of his total 75 victories flying the Buffalo. With the arrival of Bf 109s the Buffalos were considered obselete but they fought untill the end of the continuation war, with the last battles being against their former allay of Germany. They were retired from service in 1948. The Kit Even in 1:48 this is a small aircraft. The kit is the original Classic Airframes molding and so is mixed media with injected plastic, resin and photo etched parts. In a break from tradition construction starts not with the cockpit but with the wheel wells inside the wings. The resin wells are placed inside the wings before they can be assembled. Luckily tradition resurfaces with the wings as the are conventional single part lower, and left & right uppers. A ventral pnael is also installed under the main wings at this time. The gun front gunbay/wheelbay is then made up, this sits between the cockpit and the engine. The rear bulkhead forms the front of the cockpit, and the front bulkhead the engine firewall. The top of the compartment forms the gun bay with the guns and ammo boxes, and the lower part the main gear retraction parts. Once made up it can be installed in the completed wing section. The cockpit fllor is then installed on the rear, and the engine and its mounts on the front. The cockpit floor parts are then installed on this section as well. Moving on to the main fuselage the rear cockpit bulkhead, rear shelf behind the pilot and the tail wheel area are all installed into the right fuselage. This is then installed onto the wing section. All the cockpit parts including the seat, instrument panel, controls etc are then installed onto the cockpit. The main fuselage can then be closed up. The tail cone, tail planes and engine cowl front can then be added. The framing for the area behind the cockpit is then added. The modeller can now move onto the landing gear. The tailwheel needs the moulded wheel removing from the housing and the correct wheel added on. The left & right main gear weels are added to the legs, the retraction struts added and then they can go into the fuselage. The outer doors are then added. To finish off the canopies and propeller are added along with the a few aerial and other small parts. Markings Markings for 4 aircraft are provided. The decals are by Cartograf so should post no problems. The Finnish markings are in two parts for obvious reasons. BW-393, Pilot Hans Wind, Finlands Top scoring ace with 75 victories, 39 in Buffalos, 1/LLv.24, Suulajarvi, April 1943 BW-393, Pilot Kni Eino Luukhanen, He marked his victories with Lahden Erikois beer bottle labels stuck to the fin. 1/LLv.24, Suulajarvi, Nov 1942 BW-378, Pilot Kni Per-Erik Sovellius, Otto Werde was painted under the canopy for Swedish Baron Hugo Hamilton who raised funds for the aircraft. 4/LLv.24, Lunkula, Herbst/Winter 1941 Conclusion Even though this kit is an older one now the parts are still good and the model should build up to a good looking aircraft in markings you dont see to often. Recomended. Review sample courtesy of
  19. Hi, On GB I started Blackburn Ripon form Broplan. There is nothing about inside colours in the box. One Ripon is preserved in a Finland in Paijat Hameen museum. I was not very successed yet in googling photos of inside of this machine. On one, which I found in Net it looks that at least some areas are left in natural wood colour. Has anybody photos of this preserved machine insides? Or just know or remember what colours is inside?....I will appreciate any help here. Regards J-W
  20. Savoia-Marchetti in German TGr. 10 colours - what on earth has that got to do with a Messerschmitt Bf 109 Single Type Group Build? A lot. When the 4:th Soviet Strategic Offensive was launched on 9.6.1944, the Finnish Air Force was seriously lacking in numbers of first line combat aircraft. Since the Finns (that´s us, btw) had earlier had some separate talks about saying bye to Germany and participation in the whole war, the Germans had restricted from supplying weapons etc. stuff because they had a doubt they´d not be put to decent use. When all the hell broke loose on the Karelian Isthmus, that didn´t come as a surprise to fighter units that had seen all the gathering of men and material beyond the stationary frontline - but the Army didn´t believe them. They thought Finnish front was a mere sideshow and all the major action would be put in reaching Berlin from the east before the west. Who´d be interested in us in that case? Uncle Joe was. He wanted to give our small nation a lesson and solidify his right flank before reaching Berlin. Some people say he also wanted to ease on the Germans so they could move troops to face the Normandy invasion and thus create a vacuum in the central eastern front section, where Operation Bagration would later make the Germans collapse. When the Summer Offensive breached through Finnish frontline and Soviet troops advanced several kilometers in a day, even Old Adolf understood the Finns needed arms and support. One major contributor in helping stop the Red Storm was the Gefechtsverband Kuhlmey. Delivering the ammunition and other supplies for its Stukas was the TGr. 10 with its S-M:s and Ju-52:s. It didn´t take long before someone got the idea that on their return leg, when flying empty to Germany, they could carry Finnish fighter pilots to Insterburg, then to ferry Messerschmitts back where they were needed. And ferry they did... more than 80 airplanes in less than two months. So here are ylikersantti (senior sergeant?) Leo Ahokas, his colleague in rank (later vääpeli or master sergeant) Eemil Vesa and kersantti (sergeant) Koski Keskinummi with a member of the Italian air crew (guess which one´s Italian ) at Lappeenranta airfield on the morning of 19.6.1944 on their way to Insterburg. Remarkably, they were back on the same day and took to battle with their new planes in the very early hours of the next day, 20.6.1944, the day the Finland lost Viipuri, its second largest city. Never to be given back... The third flight of the fighter squadron 24, 3./HLeLv 24 received eight Bf 109 G-6:s on that day. They were numbered consecutively from MT-436 to -443. I plan to tell you their story, and the story of the pilots that flew them. For me, on Finlands´ centennial year, this Group Build is my place to tell it to anyone who´s interested. I won´t model them all... but many of them. I shall be using AZmodel 1:72 scale kits. Best regards, V-P EDIT 020517: I´ll add fourth plane in this build. Even before the Winter War the Finnish Air Force adapted to tactics of 2-plane pairs and 4-plane patrols, later renamed swarms. Thus a trio or a "vic" just didn´t feel appropriate so I decided to go for a swarm of MT-436, -437, -439 and -441. To ferry her from Insterburg to Lappeenranta, here´s kapteeni (captain) Hans Wind on board the same Pipistrello his three NCO:s are. The one just boarding the plane is a Finnish reporter and the one on the right I believe is part of Italian air crew. Just to recycle some pics from the MTO GB, where I first planned to build these kits: And some superior sprue pics from an internet review of the AZ kits: Plenty of "options", read "spares": I do have both types of canopies: A pile of references from our public library, well not all of them: And finally (never mind the juvenile delinquent with a "Messerschmitts in Finland for 70 years" in his hand) there´s the real MT-452 that was on loan at Finnish Aviation Museum a few years ago. Best regards, V-P
  21. just finished this one, to late for the GB, and this was not the easiest of builds cheers Jes
  22. One day I will start building here a Revegawa 1:72 He 111 H-6. I have two decal options almost from the box, a KG 26 Arctic torpedo bomber (I have the Hase torps thanks to Bil here at BM 😊) or Kurt Kuhlmeys' transporter. Those torps would look cool under a Ju 88 too... And Kuhlmey's plane doesn't need the Hermanns either. Decisions, decisions again! Nope! See below...
  23. Just pulled this from the stash, found it interesting to build. But after starting it what a headech. Starting with the wing no problem here But then the problems started, as it says on the drawing that you have to cut out a piece of the wing to get the new radiator and fuselage to fit, But no measurement given ?? Then on the drawing the original fuselage is showen and the new what a mess Well nothing else to do than cut and hope it will work out Just glue it on and say Thank good for putty cheers Jes
  24. I am about to start the Airfix Dornier 17, but have an old Frog one to make too. One Luftwaffe scheme is enough, but I fancied a Finnish one with the white overpaint. However, my references differ as to their basic scheme. Either they retained the Luftwaffe 70/71 splinter, or they were repainted into the Finnish olive green and black. I don't have a lot of photos of them without the white, but they would seem to be in a different pattern to the Luftwaffe which would suggest repainting. Views with the white has such contrast that it is difficult to make out anything about the underlying scheme. Can anyone either confirm that they retained the original colours before the white was added, or show me what the pattern was in the revised colours?
  25. Hi guys, This will be only my second WIP build thread as I've only just returned to the Hobby this year after about 25 years of absence (my teens being the last time I did anything). It's a fantastic kit with some very cool extras listed below. I'm very keen to make the best of it and hope my ability (or lack of) doesn't cause too many tears. Royal Class edition of the new tool scale plastic kit of Bf 109G in 1/48 scale. Box contains: plastic and photo-etched parts and for two complete models of Bf 109G in variants G-2, G-4, G-6 and G-14 (premiere release of parts for variants G-2, G-4, G-14) Cartograf printed decals for 16 colorful markings a piece of the real Bf 109G-14 mounted on wooden block with certificate of authenticity Eduard "Gustav" designed Beer glass Brassin set of Bf 109G-6 wheels (2 pairs) Brassin set of Bf 109G cannon pods Brassin set of Bf 109G W.Gr.21 rockets Fabric seatbelts Marking options: Bf 109G-2, flown by Maj. Hannes Trautloft, CO of JG 54, Eastern Front, summer, 1942 Bf 109G-2 trop, Flown by Oblt. Werner Schroer, CO of 8./JG 27, Rhodes, early November, 1942 Bf 109G-2 trop, Flown by Maj. Heinz Bär, CO of I./JG 77, Comiso airfield, Italy, September, 1942 Bf 109G-2 trop, W.Nr. 10 501, Stab/JG 77, Bir el Abd airfield, North Africa, early November, 1942 Bf 109G-4, W.Nr. 19 257, Flown by Fw. Viktor Petermann, 5./JG 52, South Part of the Eastern Front, June, 1943 Bf 109G-4, W.Nr. 19 347, Flown by Fw. Jan Reznak, 13. (Slowaken)/JG 52, Anapa airfield, Soviet Union, April / May, 1943 Bf 109G-6, W.Nr. 20 499, Flown by Lt. Erich Hartmann, CO of 9./JG 52, Nove Zaporozhye, October, 1943 Bf 109G-6, W.Nr. 15 909, Flown by Hptm. Gerhard Barkhorn, CO of II./JG 52, Eastern Front, September, 1943 Bf 109G-6, Flown by Oblt. Kurt Gabler, 8./JG 300, Jüterbog – Waldlager Air Base, Germany, July, 1944 Bf 109G-6, W.Nr. 163162, 2a Squadriglia, 2o Gruppo Caccia, Verona-Villafranca airfield, Italy, October, 1944 Bf 109G-6, W.Nr. 165267, 1/HleLv 34, Taipalsaari airfield, July, 1944 Bf 109G-6, W.Nr. 95 417, Flown by Lt. Pál Bélavári, 101/3. vadászszázad, Veszprém Air Base, Hungary, August, 1944 Bf 109G-6, Flown by Lt. Baciu Dumitru, Grupul 1 Vânănatoare, early May, 1945 Bf 109G-6, W.Nr. 163815, Fliegerkompagnie 7, Flugwaffe, Interlaken Air Base, June, 1945 Bf 109G-14, W.Nr. 464534, 19./EJG 2, Pilsen airfield, May, 1945 Bf 109G-14, W.Nr. 781308, Flown by Lt. Hans-Helmut Linck, 10./JG 4, Alteno airfield, Germany, September 11, 1944 I intent to build this aircraft in the following scheme: Bf 109G-6, W.Nr. 165267, 1/HleLv 34, Taipalsaari airfield, July, 1944 Eino Luukkanen was in the cockpit of this airplane while achieving his 56th confirmed victory. He downed a Soviet Yak-9 fighter flown by Lt. G. F. Nizhnik on August 5, 1944 over Narva Bay. This Yak was the only aircraft downed by the guns of MT-451. The aircraft was delivered to Finland on June 23, 1943. The former German Werk Nummer is visible on the rudder. Two underwing cannon pods were mounted and there was no artwork on the rudder at that time. The fledgling eagle was painted later on. MT-451 was written off after an accident on August 25, 1947.
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