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  1. Holy smokes, and us SIG Airwar '39-'45-members are supposed to provide the Xanax, AGAIN, I assume, mate?
  2. From the WO2VPR site: I./JG 1 suffered its first casualty ten kilometres west of Hilversum. Hit by FLAK the Fw 190 of Feldwebel Heinz-Jurgen Kilian, a pilot of 3./JG 1, crashed near Vreeland. Kilian bailed out but his parachute did not open in time. Passing Scheveningen the next turning point at the Dutch coast disaster struck again. German Naval coastal batteries opened fire and the next victim came down. UFFz. Egon Comtessé white-3 crashed into the sea, his body washed ashore two months later. Obrst. Herbert Ihlefeld´s Fw 190 was also hit but he succeeded into belly landing near Rotterdam. Finally Uffz´s Heinz Bohmers Fw. 190 was hit. The exact crash site of his plane is not known but his body was found in July 1945 in a marshy area near Strijen. I./JG1. passed Schouwen island when the guiding Ju-88 returned to base and Hauptman Georg Hackbarth took over and guide the gruppe, or what was left of it, to the next turning point near Bruges.
  3. A quick look suggests that the aircraft could either carry the LVB or not at this stage of the war... In any case they had the JG 1 emblem on the cowling Fw 190 A-8 W.Nr. 171193 Grüne 5, Stab I JG 1, Herzogenaurach, May 1945
  4. Hi Antonio, Did the Luftwaffe still use Reichsverteidigungs-bands in early 1945? Remember reading somewhere (years and years ago) that at one point they were discontinued...
  5. Ah! Great subject idea, Jeroen! As I said in the IPMS SIG Airwar '39-'45 WhatsApp-chat; I have the Revell 1/32 Fw 190A-8/R-2 Sturmbock next in line for the workbench. Have to finish Revell's 1/48 Ju 188A-2 for the IPMS magazine first, though... So I've got my beer & chips (crisps for those across the moat) and let you take point!
  6. Very nice review, Jeroen! I wasn't that moved by the subject in first instance but I have to confess that I'm now looking where I can squeeze this kit into my "hobby spending budget".... One of the perks of being married! Is this a limited edition or did they do a large production run?
  7. But now we need a 1/48 Me 321, too!
  8. Heheh, I asked the question because I don’t know myself. But I found the notion of an MG-42 on a NATO vehicle amusing. Like having R4M A-A rockets under the wings of Starfighters...
  9. Ah, that explains why I didn’t know about it! I’m still young and godlike! Although the godlike bit is more like Bacchus, I’m afraid....
  10. Although I'm intrigued about the OBC bit too.....
  11. Well,... I asked a question because like James, I frequent both sites, couldn't get into LSP and thought maybe someone over here knew what was going on. That's ALL. Didn't think to have a look at their FB. Sorry about that. But aside from getting the answer that there were server problems, the thread almost directly evolved in frustrations that individuals had with other individuals ovah thah... So yeah, in that regard, it evolved indeed into a useless non-productive thread.... I'll ask the Admins myself to lock it and/or delete it.
  12. Never used to be a problem when I was a more regular visitor / contributor here, a couple of years back. So, what changed? I'm not known for trolling or inflammatory posts, so if the thread is deemed inappropriate, no problem: it gets pulled... TBH, I hadn't even thought of visiting FB. I was used to going from LSM to LSP and back together with a lot of other members so thought that any problems would be known here.. Cheers, Erik.
  13. Hey James, About this kit: does it give the option for the driver's and radio operator's seat to be in the down (buttoned up) position as you've shown on the model or in the up position (heads out of the hatches? Cheers, Erik.
  14. Nice work! I had to laugh: an MG 42 on a Bundeswehr vehicle...! Is the MG 3 that similar to the old buzz-saw? Only re-chambered and re-barreled from 7,92mm to 7,62mm NATO?
  15. It DOES look good! Was this the biggest headache? Or does the underside of the fuselage/wing have some other surprises in store?
  16. I can't seem to be able to get on Large Scale Planes the last two days... Anyone know what's the matter? Cheers, Erik.
  17. Hey Jeroen, Since you are building the movie aircraft, my suggestion is to finish it without the sight. Cheers, Erik.
  18. Looking forward to your handiwork! You already out-sawed our resident Beauty-Cees!
  19. Ey Rick, just read about the loss of your dog and house... Sterkte man!...
  20. Hi Rick, Seemingly the 8063 flew with both 311 and 312 at different points in it's career. Wilko Jonker's site: https://kw.jonkerweb.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=509:lockheed-f-104g-starfighter&catid=62&lang=nl&showall=&limitstart=3&Itemid=498 D-8063 c/n: 8063; 1051 Into service: 19-06-1963 Out of service: 23-11-1984 Sqn: 306, 322, 311, 312, 311/312, UFO Afgeschreven en in gebruik als instructietoestel
  21. If the inside face of the hatch is visible when opened it would have been painted in the outside camouflage colour. Museum exhibits often show opened hatches in the inside colours but those exhibits are most often partially or fully repainted since WW2.
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