Fine Molds Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4 of Walter Schuck in 1/72 Scale

Walter Schuck was assigned to JG 5 “Eismeer” on the Arctic Front, scoring his first victory (a MiG-3) on 15MAY42.  The Soviets fielded a number of Lend-Lease types supplied by the Western Allies in this theater, many of Schuck’s victories were over P-39 Airacobras, P-40 Warhawks, Hawker Hurricanes, and A-20 Bostons, along with a mix of Soviet types.  On 15JUN44 he was credited with his 100th victory, two days later was his most successful day, being credited with twelve victories.  On 16FEB45 he shot down two RAF P-51 Mustangs, bringing his score with JG 5 to 198.

Schuck was then transferred to the west to fly the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter with JG 7.  He continued to add to his score.  On 10APR45 he intercepted a formation of American B-17 Flying Fortresses, downing four.  He was then shot down in turn by a P-51 of the 55th FS, 20 FG flown by Lt. Joseph Petersburs.  Schuck bailed out but sprained both ankles upon landing, his war was over at that point.  He was credited with 206 victories.

The model is finished as the winter camouflaged Bf 109F-4 flown by Walter Schuck, 9. / JG 5, Petsamo, Finland, Winter 1942-43

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