Fine Molds Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 of Unteroffizier Günther Josten in 1/72 Scale

This is the Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 of Unteroffizier Günther Josten of 1. /JG51 at Bobruisk, Belarus, Spring 1944.  Kit is from Fine Molds.

Günther Josten got a late start for being one of the highest-scoring Luftwaffe Experten, opening his account on 23FEB43.  The next month his Staffel converted to the Focke Wulf Fw 190, the type upon which he was to score most of his victories.  He was credited with 178 victories, all on the Eastern Front.  One of his more unusual victories for an Eastern Front pilot was a USAAF B-17 sent to bomb Warsaw in support for the Warsaw Uprising.  Josten’s most successful day was on 25APR45 when he downed nine Russian aircraft.  At the end of the war he was the Gruppenkommandeur of IV. Gruppe of JG 51.  Josten survived the war.

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