The Aircraft of Hptm. Peter Spoden I./ NJG 6

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  1. Maximowitz

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    I'm sure there's more than a few of you who know of this man. I've been fortunate enough to have been corresponding through email with this gentleman for the past year or so, or more correctly he's been putting up with my stupid questions for a year or so!

    Peter was Gruppenkommandeur of I./ NJG 6 and before that served with NJG 5 and finished WWII with 24 night victories and 1 daylight victory. After the war he had a long and succesful career as a Lufthansa pilot until his retirement. You can read more about him here:

    Peter Spoden

    He kindly sent me some artwork of the Bf 110's and Ju 88's he flew and I was wondering if I could encourage a few of the model makers here to build one or two? If there is some interest I'll alert Peter and see if I can bring him over to take a look.

    The profiles are not 100% accurate so I'm pleased to say that Erich, another of Peter's old friends, will be helping out and giving us the benefit of his vast knowledge. So here we go... take a look!
     

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    Thank you Paul for uploading these profiles. Looking at them I'm sure that these colours are incorrect, But it is not the author's fault but scan quality. Both Bf 110s seem to wear the standard camo scheme RLM75/76 for night fighters used in that period of war. The problem appears to be the Ju-88 camo pattern. These look like machines with the winter camo. But I'm sure these were of the stndard one too.
     
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    #3 Maximowitz, Sep 29, 2009
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    Yes, spot on Wurgermeister! The unit codes are not correct either but we'll get there in the end. :D

    Here's a photo of one of Peter's Ju 88's that Erich posted on the forum that I've swiped!
     

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    Quite blurred. :(
     
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    it has been enlarged W from the original. Peter flew two different Ju 88G-6's that I know of. the profiles look like a C but maybe an R configuration, as far as I note Peters record he was flying the Bf 110G-4 through his days literally against the US heavies and then at night. will have to see when he came into NJG 6 but think he first flew the G-1 variant and not the C/R variants. At the end of December 1944 his Gruppe in NJG 6 was equipped with the Ju 88G-6 and remained the standard mount of his gruppe and into I./NJG 6. the IV.gruppe with the famous "Tino" Becker as he flew the Ju 88G-6 but some of the other Kameraden in the other staffels in 4th gruppe flew the late model Bf 110G-4.

    ah man I am getting Zzzzzzzzz so better get off to it.

    comment guys/gals if you would. Really wish someone would by an old Dragon Ju 88G-6 kit and do up his crate. I can help

    E `
     
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    If and when we ever get to a Night Fighter Group Build, there may be a chance one or 2 fellas might try their hand at one of his crates....

    Im all for it....
     
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    Must be someone who has the dragon kit in their stash - I think Jan may?

    Anyway sure looks an interesting crate , will keep my eyes out for a 88G-6 kit ,they're a little rare in this part of the world though

    Also Dan , wheres the list of our GB dates? I've searched the forum abit for it without success
     
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    Bingo - thanks mate
     
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    No problem Brother...
     
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    Have a Dragon 1/48 '88 G-6 sitting....
     
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    I knew you did!

    See!!!

    Get cracking!
     
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    :oops: Got a C-6 and Bf 110G-4 as well....
     
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    may as well do them all Jan, chop chop old boy :lol:
     
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    Think that I'll have to rent some space at Leuchars then old chap! :lol:
     
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    :lol: Must be a fair size in 1/48 Jan ,old boy? 2 88's could turn into a problem let alone the 110 or B-25!
     
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    Ah B*ll*cks! That's another one I'll have to put on the list now then, isn't it?!!!
    If the man himself is going to see it, then I guess I'll have to do a JU88 (already done the '110G). Better get myself a kit!
     
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    Terry , do ya know if Revell are planning a G-6 or C-6? ( the 1/32 one)
     
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    That's the spirit! :D
     
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