Revell Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/AS of Hauptmann Ludwig-Wilhelm Burkhardt in 1/72 Scale

Hauptmann Ludwig-Wilhelm “Lutz” Burkhardt flew this Messerschmitt while in command of 7. / JG 1, at Paderborn Germany, April 1944.  Burkhardt opened his account on 09MAY42 against the Soviets, downing an I-153 fighter.  He managed to score a total of 53 victories against the Soviets with II./JG 77, but was forced down himself on several occasions, each time making it back to his own lines without serious injury.  He was transferred to the West where he continued to score, downing 16 American and British aircraft, all fighters.  He suffered from recurring bouts of malaria which sidelined him for much of the last year of the war.  He survived with a total of 69 victories.

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8 thoughts on “Revell Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/AS of Hauptmann Ludwig-Wilhelm Burkhardt in 1/72 Scale

  1. nice scheme! A number of JG 77 aces went to JG 1 during 1944, Kaiser, Ernst, Hanf. Might have something to do with the fact that 9./JG 77 became 4./JG 1 when the additional Staffel was added to each Gruppe

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      1. Thanks Jeff , I will have to blame you as I just bought a Stuka!!! for nostalgia sake ! after seeing your post ,will try to paint it a little bit better than when I used dads house paints sixty years ago! and if that works I’ll try the 109 , the first Airfix model I was given buy my aunt in the early sixties! I feel it came in the kit just like the color you have shown as I’m sure dad would not have had paint anywhere like that on the farm!!

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