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"White 12", Hans Langer.


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Tamiya 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6
Bf 109 G-6, “White 12” of II./JG 51, Central Italy.
Flown by Hans Langer, this interesting G-6 had “NOT YOU” painted across the tailplane. This addition was not authorized by the pilot who promptly got shot down by P-38s on his next mission. Langer survived and naturally directed his crew chief to never paint any such inscriptions on his machine again. Opposed the 17 August Schweinfurt Raid. Shot down two B-17s on this raid. Shot down at least six times, first time by a P-38 in N. Africa.. His first victory, a Spitfire over Malta on 31 March, 1942. Another Spitfire, his 4th, downed at Map Quadrant 47441 (N.Africa) on 1 December, 1942. Another Spitfire on 19 May, 1943. During the Sicilian campaign, he was known to have downed a Boston II 20 km southwest of Marralle on 11 July, 1943. He was credited with a B-17 15 km southwest of Udine, in northern Italy, 19 December, 1943, and another 70 km SSE of Ferrara on 12/28/43. Bowers/Lednicer, 58 victories.
Improvements include:
Added rivets to entire airframe.
Masked and painted all markings except data stencils and unit markings .
Quinta Studios #72037 interior decals.
Ceramic wire antenna aerial.
Anti-vibration cones molded from plasticard.
Kannonenboots from AZ Models kit #AZM7819.
Cannon barrels drilled open.
MRP acrylic lacquers airbrushed through Iwata HP-C and Custom Micron-C.
I just realized the rudder should be white, so back in the paintshop she goes this weekend.









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Yet another sharp 109! It's interesting that the crew chief painted the inscription in English, as other such ones were generally in German. Be darn carful not to screw up that fine finish or break something masking and spraying that rudder!


Gil :cool:

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