Help on Me109G colours in late '44..

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  1. SteveH

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    Hi there,
    I'm trying to complete a painting of some B17s of the 91st BG being attacked over Germany by 109s. I have painted 109Gs, but my research library is a bit limited on the axis side. I have books on order, but they'll be a while.

    The scene is B17s (all Gs) of the 323rd, (main subject 'Nine-O-nine') under frontal attack in mid-late '44. Any suggestions?

    Steve
     
  2. Wayne Little

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    SteveH Bf109G colours for this time frame would mainly be in the standard
    74/75/76 colours that is RLM 74 Grey-Green and RLM 75 Grey-Violet on the upper surfaces and mottled on the fuselage sides over RLM 76 Light Blue side and lower surfaces. The G-6 version would be the most widely used candidate, take a look at the site below and check out the 'skins' should give you some ideas.

    Cpt Farrels IL-2 Forgotten Battles Skins
     
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    Hi Steve,

    I have lots of color profiles of the Bf-109. But for your picture I would see if you could find out what German unit might have flown against this flight. Maybe Erich or drgondog would now. If so then I might be able to provide some profiles of that unit.
     
  4. Erich

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    frontal attacks on bombers ceased almost immediately after May of 44 when nearly all the Geschwader were posted to the Normandie battles, a change occurred and attacks from the rear were standard from mid July till wars end
     
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    Standard mid-war scheme for the Bf 109 G was RLM 74/75/76. However during the summer of '44 RLM 74 was more and more often being substituted by RLM 83 dark green. The RLM 83/75/76 scheme was officially introduced in October, if I remember correctly, and replaced by RLM 81 (brown)/83/76 from December onwards on the G-10 and K-4 models.


    PS. Frontal attacks became increasingly rare after 1943, as the average Luftwaffe pilot didn't have the skill to pull it off succesfully. Especially after D-Day this hardly ever happened anymore (but of course there are exceptions to the rule).
     
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