Monday, 14 June 2010

Battle of Britain Emil - Helmut Bennemann I./JG52

Helmut Bennemann served as Adjutant I./JG 52 during the Battle of Britain. He gained his first victory on 26 August 1940 when he shot down an RAF Spitfire near Dover. On 15 September, Bennemann shot down three RAF Hurricanes to record his sixth through eighth victories. This is a build of the Tamiya 1/48th kit in the colours of Bennemann's 'Black 5' as depicted by Thierry Dekker in the recent two part 'Batailles Aériennes' quarterly devoted to the history of JG 52. Bennemann was based at Coquelles just south of Calais on the Channel coast, close to where the Eurotunnel terminal is located today. My model is photographed on the cockpit detail pages published in the superb Emil monographs from Kagero. Click on the images for a larger view.

More on the 'Batailles Aériennes' quarterly magazine special issues on JG52 at