Walter Loos didn’t join his first operational unit until January 1944, and was one of the few late arrivals to survive the war. He served with the Sturmgruppe IV./JG 3, whose mission was to penetrate the massed American bomber formations in heavily armored Focke-Wulf Fw 190’s and engage the bombers at close range. While he was credited with destroying 22 heavy bombers, he was himself shot down 9 times. He was credited with a final score of 38 aerial victories.
The model represents Loos’ Ta 152H-0 of Stab/JG 301 based at Neustadt-Glewe in Germany during April 1945.