This is my second build of Dragon’s P.1101 in a speculative camouflage scheme, in this case as a nightfighter. The colors are one of the standard Nachtjagd patterns of overall RLM 76 with RLM 75 mottles on the uppersurfaces. The codes indicate a machine assigned to NJG 1. Radar antenna are from Master, and are quite delicate.
The Messeschmitt P.1101 was a contender for the Luftwaffe Emergency Fighter Program which was eventually won by the Focke-Wulf Ta 183 design. The P.1101 was ordered into production as an experimental aircraft to test the effects of various wing sweep angles. The airframe was largely complete with a first flight scheduled for June 1945 but the war in Europe ended. The prototype was shipped to the United States after the war for study, and the design was developed into the Bell X-5.
The model is a “what if” build in operational markings. I prefer to finish speculative aircraft in actual camouflage and marking schemes, in this case the mixed camo colors are representative of the individually painted sub-assemblies seen on Luftwaffe aircraft during the last months of the war. The Reich’s Defense band is the blue of JG 54.