Fine Molds Messerschmitt Bf 109F-2 of Lt. Johannes Wiese in 1/72 Scale

Johannes Wiese was one of the leading Luftwaffe experten credited with 133 victories in World War Two, all of them achieved on the Eastern Front.   At the Battle of Kursk on 05JUL43 he was credited with shooting down twelve Russian Il-2 Sturmovic during a single mission.

This is the Bf 109F-2 of Lt. Johannes Wiese, I / JG52 Katwijk, Netherlands, SEP 1941, built from the excellent Fine Molds kit.  The camouflage is an unique field applied scheme, possibly using French or Dutch paint.  The aircraft also carried an unusual radio antenna arrangement consisting of three wires.  There are two rare color photographs of this machine which I have posted below.

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8 thoughts on “Fine Molds Messerschmitt Bf 109F-2 of Lt. Johannes Wiese in 1/72 Scale

  1. Hard to believe… but I will check it out.

    At the Battle of Kursk on 05JUL43 he was credited with shooting down twelve Russian Il-2 Sturmovic during a single mission.

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  2. WIKI

    Following a lengthy home leave, Wiese was tasked with the leadership of I. Gruppe (1st group) of JG 52 on 11 May 1943. On 13 November 1943, he was officially appointed Gruppenkommandeur (group commander) of I. Gruppe and at the end of 1943, Wiese was promoted to Major (major).[8] His most successful day was 5 July 1943, the first day of the Battle of Kursk, when he shot down twelve enemy aircraft in one mission, a double “ace-in-a-day” achievement.[9] All 12 victories were over Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik ground attack aircraft and took his total to 95 victories.[8] On 17 July 1943, Wiese was credited with his 100th aerial victory.[10] He was the 45th Luftwaffe pilot to achieve the century mark.[11]

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