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This was something of a themed build, begun in 2014 in acknowledgement of the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings. One of their early kits, representing the half-fabulous initial high-altitude variant. A few were issued to FAG.123 at Guyancourt, with the thankless task of providing adequate photoreconnaissance cover of the Normandy area in the weeks following the invasion. Significantly increasing an aircraft's wingspan and area (and this was little more than two plugs inserted between the existing G-5 wings and fuselage) rarely works well, and this was no exception. The aircraft was only present for a brief time, being ostentatiously left outdoors in the hope that the Allies would take care of it. 'Oh Heinrich, you make me shudder' one Luftwaffe airman is said to have remarked. I am unsure about the historicity of some of the details, but the camera setup of the G-5, with a tall fin of the final variants, and a longer tailwheel (not needing so much AoA on takeoff), along with the removal of all guns bar the engine cannon seemed consistent enough, along with the overall RLM76 scheme. I hope you like it.









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Not the most beautiful 109 with this curious and not very aesthetic wing...

But I would say that every aspect of the Bf-109 is worth to be shown.

Beautiful work you did there Parns. bravo. Polo.

:wow: :wow: :wow:

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Parns, I have long been tempted by this and the Blohm and Voss built BV-155 variant. When deciding what to build, my only requirement is that it must be 1/72nd and to have flown at least once. Your assertion that this one did has rekindled my interest in the BF-109H and the overall RLM 76 sounds plausible. Well done on the build, it's good to see.


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