Fine Molds Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4 of Oberleutnant Heinrich Setz in 1/72 Scale

This is the Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4 of Oberleutnant Heinrich Setz of 4. /JG77 at Kastornoye, Russia, July 1942.  Kit is from Fine Molds.

Heinrich Setz was flying this aircraft when he scored his 100th victory on 24JUL42.  He scored three victories during the Norwegian Campaign and 132 over the Eastern Front.  In November of 1942 he was  transferred to the Western Front as Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG27.  Like so many other Luftwaffe Experten, the shift to fighting the Western Allies was his undoing.  On 13MAR43 he fought with Spitfires of the 127 Wing RCAF – he claimed two victories but was killed in a collision with a third Spitfire.  He was credited with a total of 138 aerial victories.

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