Hasegawa Focke-Wulf 190A-6 of Hauptman Joachim Brendel in 1/72 Scale

Joachim Brendel claimed his first victory a week after Operation Barbarossa began.  His score grew slowly as he was assigned a number of ground attack sorties, but was promoted to Staffelkapitän of 1./JG 51 in May 1943.  The Staffel was heavily committed to the Battle of Kursk, where Brendal was credited with five victories in one day on 12JUL43 bringing his score to 57.  Two weeks later he was shot down and wounded by anti-aircraft fire, but managed to make his way back to German lines.  He was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 51 in September 1944, and awarded the Oak Leaves in January.  Brendal survived the war with a total of 189 victories to his credit.

The model represents the Fw 190A-6 of Joachim Brendel of 1. / JG51 at Orel, Russia, December 1943. Camouflage is the standard RLM 74 / 75 / 76.

6 thoughts on “Hasegawa Focke-Wulf 190A-6 of Hauptman Joachim Brendel in 1/72 Scale

  1. As a youngster, through my teen yrs, I built some forty plus models of Allied/Axis aircraft; all 1/48 scale… You must have an entire Staffel of FW’s and BF 109’s having viewed most of your posts.
    I know you favor 1/72nd scale for reasons of space; but I’m sure you’d be pleased by the old Monogram offering of the FW 190. As it is defunct, these are rather hard to find; this one is sure to go fast. In case you’d be interested:
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/154636646514?hash=item24010ff872:g:2jwAAOSwiVRhWaMx

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