Thursday, 11 July 2013

" Messerschmitt Bf 109s over the Mediterranean -Part 1" Topcolors from Kagero Karl-Heinz Witschke JG 77

I mentioned in my last 'literature' review that I thought the latest 'Topcolors' (no. 34) " Messerschmitt Bf 109s over the Med -Part 1"  from Kagero was superb with some great subjects "sourced" from and inspired by Erik Mombeek's Luftwaffe Gallery series, Luftwaffe im Focus and Jochen Prien's Jagdfliegerverbaende series. Top quality decals by Cartograf (very thin..) for eight subjects in three scales in a twenty page booklet, all for less than the price of some other companies decal sheets on their own. 

Courtesy of Kagero here is one of the artworks painted by Arkadiusz Wrobel depicting the F-4/Z WNr 13060 "Yellow 2" flown by Uffz. Karl-Heinz Witschke of JG 77. Note the emblem of 3. Staffel aft of the white Med theatre fuselage band. The cowling bore the inscription Hptm. Werner Tismar, in honour of the deceased StKa who was KIA during April 1942 in Russia. Witschke himself was shot down over Malta on 29 July 1942..

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