Kurt Brändle claimed a French M.S. 406 for his first victory on 10MAY40, and a further six RAF Spitfires on the Channel Front. However, the majority of his 180 victories would be over Soviet opponents. He achieved his 100th aerial victory on 23AUG42, earning the Oak Leaves.
In August 1943 II./JG 3 was transferred to the Western Front to oppose the ever-increasing American heavy bomber streams. On 03NOV43 Brändle was credited with a pair of P-47 Thunderbolts while attacking a formation of American B-17s. Later in the day his Gruppe was scrambled again, but Brändle was shot down and killed by Canadian Spitfires.
The model depicts the Bf 109G-6 of Gruppenkommandeur Kurt Brändle II /JG3, Schiphol, Netherlands, Oct 1943