**** DONE: Bf109F-2/U 'Special' - Adolf Galland - Aircraft of the Aces GB

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  1. Wayne Little

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    #1 Wayne Little, Aug 7, 2011
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    Bf109F-2/U ‘Special’ flown by Adolf Galland Aces GB


    User Name : Wayne Little
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    Entry : Adolf Galland’s Messerschmitt Bf109F-2/U or maybe F-6/U ? – Special Cannon Armed Version
    Kit : Hasegawa 1/32

    This recently released ‘Special Version’ represents one of a series of modified versions of the Bf109F-2 as flown by Adolf Galland. Various sources are identifying this aircraft as W.Nr.6750, in one photo the Werk Nummer can clearly be seen, and close examination shows it to be either 6750 or 5750, both Werk Nummers are included on the decal sheet.

    This particular aircraft had MGFF 20 Cannons installed in the wings to increase the firepower, a further 2 or more aircraft were modified to include 2 x MG 131, 13mm Machine Guns replacing the MG17, 7.92mm machine guns in the upper cowl, these being identified by the addition of bulges on the cowling to accommodate the larger weapons.

    These ‘Specials’ have been identified as F-2/U and F-6/U aircraft, the W.Nr.6750 which comes up frequently indicates this to be a modified Bf109F-2 manufactured by WNF.
     

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    Wayne, I started a pic thread.........wait........you knew that! :)

    Can't wait to see this beauty!
     
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    Very Choice Wayne - Another cracker
     
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    Thanks Guys! :)
     
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    With all here Wayne. Looking forward to the build. :D
     
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    More lessons........... goodonya!
     
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    like the sound of this one Wayne
     
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    Great choice Wayne! Looking forward to see your magic on this one.
     
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    The painting of the plane doesn't seem to show wing cannons.
     
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    That's because it shows the one with the 13mm mgs in the engine cowling.
    Nice choice Wayne, looking forward to this one, another masterpiece on the way methinks.
     
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    Expect no less! Looking forward to this!
     
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    Another exciting build.
     
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    Terry is right, both options are in the kit, as shown below, I have chosen the cannon version to do first, both aircraft are practically identical in markings, so when I come to do the option with the cowl bulges I will do the other option not represented in the kit which has a variation in Kommodore markings and victory markings on the rudder as shown below....

    Picture source : Ebay
     

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    A small start, removing an ejection mark where a small portion would be visible.....
     

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    wow, thats the first time I've seen a numeral on Gallands 109s. Interesting.
     
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    It surfaced on ebay a while back, providing confirming details of other shots i have of this aircraft.
     
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    I really wish they wouldn't destroy pics like that. How can someone have a copyright on something like that? Forget it, back on topic.....:)
     
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    It happens often Chris, lots of photos have been marked in some way....
     
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    #19 jjp_nl, Aug 10, 2011
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    Interesting subject! Gotta love those Friedrichs! Pity those Hasegawa Friendrich kits cost an arm and a leg and no somewhat accurate and a little more affordable alternative is available.

    Just wondering, is there a reason why the increased armament wasn't picked up on in a more general way? Seems like a sensible move to me when one compares the weapons of say the 'Emil' with the standard armament of the 'Friedrich' or did the Germans prefer to maintain the increase in speed and manouvrability of the 'Friedrich' compared to the 'Emil' at this stage of the war. I'm guessing later on in the war increased armament became a necessity with increased Allied air activity in general and heavy bombing raids and such.

    I'm really tempted to have crack at some 1/32 kit or another. Maybe the Hobbyboss Spit V 1/32 could be a nice start (despite it inaccuracies...the costs of it makes these acceptable)
     
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    Galland probaly wanted more firepower because US aircraft which were starting to appear were harder to bring down.

    I imagine a 109F would have a tough time shooting down a b-17 with just a 20mm and 2 mgs, I recall reading that japanese ace sakai had a hard time shooting them down with 2 20mm and 2 mgs.
     
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