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JG 2 Jagdgeschwader „Richthofen”, Kagero Unit 5


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JG 2 Jagdgeschwader „Richthofen”


Marek J. Murawski
Kagero Books (Units 5 / 97005)
Available from
Kagero for €16,71

 

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A lot has been written on one of the most famous Jagdgeschwaders: JG 2. Enough to fill a small library. And that’s exactly when I like to have a compact writing that sums up highlights and gives oversight. This small book does just that! It chronologically covers the units’ actions in 28 pages, flanked by 43 photo’s. Starting with the units pre-war history (May 1, 1934 - August 31, 1939) until the end of WW2 (June 6, 1944 - May 1945). The text is in english and reads very well. 

 

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Like with their Topcolors series, Kagero includes very nice and large colour profiles of 4 JG 2 airframes. Left and right view. The aircraft covered are:

 

• Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4

W.Nr. 5159, 'White 9', flown by Oblt. Hermann Reifferscheidt, Kapitän of 1./JG 2, Beaumont-le-Roger airfield, France, October 1940


• Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2/B

'Yellow 3', flown by Uffz. Richard Übelbacher of 6.(Jabo)/JG 2, Abbeville-Drucat airfield, France, summer 1941


• Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-2

W.Nr. 0120 333, 'White 8', flown by Lt. Jakob Augustin of 7./JG 2, Théville airfield, France, early June 1942


• Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9

W.Nr. 400 271, 'Black 4' of 10./JG 2, Großostheim airfield, Germany, spring 1945

 

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The decals themselves are printed the way we can expect from Cartograf. Perfect in register and true of color. They come in 1:72, 1:48 and off course… 1/32! 

 

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Conclusion
As said: with a unit so overly covered as JG 2, I find it comfortable to have a summary of highlights and timeline to freshen up on the subject when modeling on the subject. The photographs are large and clear, the text reads quick and comprehensible and the colour profiles are of the quality we have come to expect from Kagero. And not unimportant, the decals are printed by Cartograf. One of the best decal printers around. 

 

Very highly recommended

 

Our sincere thanks to Kagero Publishing for the review sample. To purchase directly, click HERE.

 

 

Jeroen Peters

 

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