Unternehmen Luftbrücke (Operation Air Bridge), WW2Aircraft.net Group Build....

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    OK fellas, after lengthy discussions, our Group Build is about to get underway.... Please use this thread for any and all discussions concerning this build off... All members that have previously posted what their entries will be, please re-post them here....

    My choice for this Group Build is the Haegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9, "Red 1", flown by Heinz Sachsenberg of JG44.... I am in the process of painting and finishing this model....

    Check my in-progress build thread here:
    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/modeling/my-next-endeavour-hasegawa-s-1-32nd-fw-190d-9-a-12977.html

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    From the other threads....
     
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    Me 410 B-1/U2/R4
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    Major Eduard Tratt of II./ZG 26
    Time Period: February 1944
    New-out of box
     

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    Post a pic of the box/artwork Chris???
     
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    Done.

    (What have I gotten myself into??!! :) )
     
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    Njaco

    a personal comment if I may, do not trust the box art for Eduards Crate. am wondering if the yellow dutch shoe was present on the engine nacelles and for a fact ZG 26 did not carry the wide white defense band, as that belonged to the Bf 110G-2's of II./ZG 1. ZG 26 wore a narrow white band if any band at all. A wide yellow one was worn by ZG 76 110's and Me 410's.
     
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    Damn I should have gotten involved with this. It sounds like fun.
     
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    Just do it Chris...build one of Hartmann's machines! 8) :lol:
     
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    I do not have time at the moment. A lot of work, going to London and lots of concerts. Besides my airbrush is broke. Santa did not bring me a new one...;)
     
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    Awwww... Thats a bummer Chris... Hows the translation of Operation Air Bridge look Chris and Erich???
     
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    Les yes the translation for this thread will work fine ..........

    E ~ ok guys lets see the action !!
     
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    Thanks for the clarification of the translation Erich. I always take the word as 'Undertake' (Unternehmen') to mean 'To undertake', roughly the equivalent to the British 'Operation' - to undertake (operate/operation) Overlord, for example.
    Chris, here's a pic and profile that might help you a bit. The B&W photo is of Me410B-2/U2, W.Nr. 710340, thought to be from ZG26, summer 1944. Note fuselage band. I have somewhere a photo showing the white clog on an engine cowling, and one without the clog. Looks like not all aircraft wore the badge. Hope this helps.
    Jan, glad you suggested this scheme, it's generated a lot of interest and enthusiasm, well done!
    Und so, loss Unternehemen Flugbrucke! (sorry, can't get umlauts on this system!)
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    Terry it is actually an A-1/U2 not a B series

    and closer examination the B-1's and B-2's of II./ZG 26 DID have a wide white band. II./ZG 26 symbol was a wooden shoe usually yellow. I./ZG 26 symbol was a yellow jacket. for both Gruppes the symbol was not always worn. Also your profile is incorrect as II./ZG 26 no longer existed after July 1944 so the Me 410 could not be from the autumn 1944 time period. the unit became the cadre for single engine fighter unit ............ oh yee haw, formed the basis for the JG 6 unit. most likely the profile should read autumn 1943.
     
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    Erich and Terry, thanks for the pics and updates. I agree its a little hazy about ZG 26 markings. One source I found said that the white band was retained after getting the machines from ZG 1 but I'm assuming those would be Me 410As not the Bs that they receved in Feb. The Gruppe emblem I'm up in the air as I have almost no reference pics or books about ZG 26 except on the net which I find can be trying.

    I think all in all, unless I find something definative, I'm going to go with the generally accepted scheme.

    And maybe this post should be moved to a more appropriate thread instead of this one - maybe one of the first ones about the build.


    oops! Just noticed the other threads are closed. :(
     
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    throw the wide band on it, forget the wooden shoe in my thoughts, use the 3U + ?? marking and not the colored number as that was usually for ZG 76 crates, in fact I am trying to find any ZG 26 machines using numerals and the second gruppe bar. ZG 76: II. gruppe used the numerals that is fact.
     
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    Thanks Erich. That profile is from a rather old publication, examaination of which has revealed a few inaccuracies here and there. The 'winged clog' badge I have seen photos of, and decals, in white. As I understand it, the badge originated from the unit's early base postings in Holland. However, you are right, evidence of the badge appearing on '410's is rare, whatever the colour. I'll try to find some more pics, as I'm sure I've got some somewhere; I must get a better filing system!
     
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