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    Interesting Marking

    Post  Wayne on Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:29 pm

    Hey Guys,

    I came across this image of a 109, (probably on this forum) with a very interesting marking:



    Would be a great project as it definitely has something to do with our history. Too bad only the tail section is visible Neutral

    WK number seems to be 5628


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    Re: Interesting Marking

    Post  Wayne on Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:58 pm

    Eureka... found some more info

    It appears that the pilot was one Felix Sauer operating with 10/JG 53 from scicily

    [img]http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=2&u=17010021]

    He flew a 109F4B (White 3) WNr 7473 according to this web page:

    http://www.adlerhorst-hangar.com/friedrich-113.html

    but my earlier image has a different WNr, so definitely another A/c. Which means that this could have been a unit marking or his personal marking on another of his planes.

    I'll see what more I can dig up study


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    Re: Interesting Marking

    Post  Wayne on Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:14 pm

    another 'pik' of this Pik-As 109, this time in the drink:



    Hasegawa kit:


    How the Scheme might have looked:


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    Re: Interesting Marking

    Post  Wayne on Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:38 pm

    Mystery Solved.

    According to Osprey's Aviation Elite Units, JG53 'Pik-As', a bomb striking Malta was the unit heraldry of 10.(Jabo)/JG53 and was worn on the aft fuselage of their 109F's

    Here's another pic of Sauer's 109 in the sea:



    And further proof that this was a unit marking (See White 10 in the background)


    Next step is to include this A/C in my "to build" list Very Happy


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    Re: Interesting Marking

    Post  Ray on Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:13 pm

    Absolutely Interesting Wayne, that would make a great model indeed I love you

    I can't believe how on earth, Marco has not chimed in on THIS.... his FAVOURITE HOBBY..... LOOKING AT PHOTOGRAPHS lol!

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    Re: Interesting Marking

    Post  skyhigh on Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:29 pm

    Ray he solved his question by himself or by Eureka.? Question I saw it only now, that he already solved it ..

    Wayne if you want more there were also 109E's with that markings..but this one is the most famous ...

    Btw I am realy happy that you went deep down on this subject, the more you search the more your getting there Wayne....... study

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    Re: Interesting Marking

    Post  Wayne on Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:39 pm

    Ray he solved his question by himself or by Eureka.? I saw it only now, that he already solved it ..

    lol! I did 'solved' it Marco, Eureka was just an exclamation from my part after I cracked this little riddle. Laughing

    This is another fun part of our hobby, solving little mysteries and learning in the process.

    I got a couple of more pics of the F Marco, but I haven't come across any Emils yet!

    And here's poor Felix in the drink and in hospital:




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    Re: Interesting Marking

    Post  skyhigh on Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:46 pm

    Wayne if you want a brief history of this Sqd and the survival story of Uffz. Felix Sauer , go to Classic pub Jagdwaffe Vol 3 Sec 3 page 262.........there is some more photos......

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