Fine Molds Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/R6 of Alfred Grislawski in 1/72 Scale

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/R6, JGr. 50, Wiesbaden-Eberheim Germany, September 1943, pilot Alfred Grislawski, Fine Molds kit.

This is Leutnant Alfred Grislawski’s aircraft while he was posted to JGr. 50 along with Hermann Graf (212 victories).  It also carries the white tail of a formation leader, Grislawski was given command of JGr. 50 the following month.  Grislawski was credited with 133 victories during the war, including 18 USAAF Viermotts – four engine heavy bombers.  On 26SEP44 he was shot down and wounded by a P-47 Thunderbolt flown by the American ace Colonel Hub Zemke (18 Victories).  Grislawski survived the war.

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8 thoughts on “Fine Molds Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/R6 of Alfred Grislawski in 1/72 Scale

      1. I hope the wax didn’t add much weight- I can see it would make it more streamlined though. Post War polished bare metal seemed to be the way to go to increased speeds. Did the Germans ever try that I wonder?

        Cheers,

        Pete.

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      2. Increase in speed easily offsets added weight (lift is a function of velocity squared). I don’t know if the Germans ever tried stripping the paint to increase speed, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they did.

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