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Fw190A-8 3/JG1 crash Vreeland


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Cees... has done it again. Screw up all my plans and distract me with a new months long project. 
 

Operation Bodenplatte. January 1, 1945. Hans-Jürgen Kilian of 3/JG1 crashed near the small village Vreeland (very close to my house). Information on Kilian and his plane are scarce but slowly I’m getting an idea of hoe his yellow 6 fw190a8 plane looked.

I have a shitload of AM ready for this build.

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Cees gave me a piece of the aileron. Yes! 
Here we go!

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6 hours ago, antonio argudo said:

cool project mate, what is the guess on the color for this one? 74/75/76 with red band like this one

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I spent last night roaming the internet and my books. Indeed. My guess is that the scheme is exactly like this one. No checkered or striped nose. Red band. Yellow 6. Perhaps with black outline. And maybe a white twirl on the spinner.

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7 hours ago, piet said:

Great subject, 
I always like a good wrecked/damaged plane.
You have these books ? if not i can post the colour profiles for the late 1944 FW190's from Volume three.

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Please do! Especially from 3/JG1. Thnx!

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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! :151_41_44_712.09472830013627761

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19 hours ago, antonio argudo said:

cool project mate, what is the guess on the color for this one? 74/75/76 with red band like this one

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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...

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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.

 

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30 minutes ago, AlanG said:

You probably do know already but according to Fw190 Vol.3 (Smith & Creek) the aircraft Fw190 A8 (Yellow 6+) W.Nr. 738159

Hi Alan,

yes but strange enough i have found no less than 3 different werknummers... This being one of them.

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How much does this set differ from the kit cockpit? As far as I remember that isn't too bad? Maybe the seat is a bit clunky?

Do you have some pics to compare? I was planning on using the kit cockpit but if the Brassin pit is a hands-down winner and much better overall, I might reconsider...

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Forgot to write half the question... D'óh!
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