Revell Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a of Leutnant Franz Schall in 1/72 Scale

Leutnant Franz Schall began his career as a fighter pilot with JG 52 on the Eastern Front in February 1943. His best day was on 31AUG44 when he was credited with shooting down a remarkable thirteen Soviet aircraft, including eleven Il-2s.  He was posted to Kommando Nowotny to work up the new Me 262 jet fighter where he and Leutnant Helmut Lennartz scored the unit’s first victories on 07OCT44 by downing two American B-24 Liberators.  Schall was killed landing an Me 262 with JV 7 just a month before the end of the war in April.  He was credited with 133 victories, including 16 on the Me 262.

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5 thoughts on “Revell Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a of Leutnant Franz Schall in 1/72 Scale

  1. Beautiful build as always Jeff. Was his death a landing accident, or was he shot down while landing? (I know some Allied pilots hung around their airfields to catch them low and slow while taking off and landing.)

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    1. He hit a bomb crater in the runway and flipped. While the Me 262 was a spectacular design, the German jets were very much the hunted and not the hunters during the last months of the war.

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