Tamiya Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7 of Oberleutnant Erbo Graf von Kageneck in 1/72 Scale

This is the Bf 109 von Kageneck flew with 9. / JG 27 at Chudova, USSR, August 1941.  His first victories were achieved against RAF Blenheims during the Battle of France.  He fought on the Channel Front where he was shot down and wounded by RAF Hurricanes.  After his recovery he flew over Malta and later against the Soviets.  In December 1941 III./JG 27 was transferred to North Africa.  On Christmas Eve he was shot down by RAF Hurricanes and later died of his wounds.  He was credited with a total of 67 victories.

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8 thoughts on “Tamiya Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7 of Oberleutnant Erbo Graf von Kageneck in 1/72 Scale

  1. Several years ago, i met a former Erk at the RCAF museum in Hamilton, Ontario. They have a replica Hurricane M1 (their airworthy Hurri having been recently lost to a crash) Parked next to the Hurri was a late-mark Spitfire. The gentleman asked me what i thought was the better plane. i said the Hurricane, which i’d read somewhere was responsible for the most Axis a/c shot down in WW2. He agreed and said that although the Spit was the “glory” plane, they were hard to keep in the air after a few sorties without a rebuild. He admired the Hurricane, which could come home with some spectacular battle damage…

    All this comes to mind after reading about von Kageneck’s being downed twice by Hurricanes. The slower Hurri could sustain more damage, packed a mean 8-gun punch (later 4 20mm cannon,) and could turn inside a bf109.

    Beautiful build!

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      1. A fighter was really only as good as the pilot in the cockpit, but a good machine and good luck weighed heavily in any outcome.

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