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Old 30th June 2020, 21:54
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Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source

But ... is there enough space for a "46"?
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Old 30th June 2020, 23:42
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Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source

Hello Rasmussen,
Yes I believe there is enough room. I should have been precise when I mentioned the font and method of application.
Erla used a font that was compressed, meaning that it was tall and thin.
I have numerous photos of Erla-Leipzig-built Bf109s in which the first or last numerals of the Werknummern are spang up against the leading edge of their fins.
In some cases, this closeness manifests itself in the leading digit partially wrapping around the leading-edge of the fin.
This form of application seems to be the rule rather than the exception on the 46xxxx family of Bf 109 G-14’s.
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Old 7th July 2020, 19:49
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Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source

By courtesy of Mato Lion, over on Late war Bf 109's group, FB, two new photos of the often photographed Bf 109 G-14 W.Nr. 783 906 "Gelbe 8", 3./JG 4 have emerged:

https://archiwum.allegro.pl/oferta/s...O443i9GIbGEYL0

On the caption written on the back of this photo, location is said to be Eisfeld near Coburg, Germany. The other photos of W.Nr. 783 906 are said to be taken at Ennsfeld in Hideki Noro "LO+ST", p. 172. Actually this does not seem correct as there were no know Lw actitivites or landing fields there.

Finally, one US Signal Corps photo showing another Mtt built Bf 109 G-14/AS "Gelbe 6", also of 3./JG 4, was offered for sale in May 2014 with a caption saying it was taken at Eisenach-Kindel, near Gotha:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/280920...-cgZNxC-91EvHc

To my knowledge, I./JG 4 was last stationed at Berlin-Schönfeld until disbandment on 19 March 1945. What happened afterwards ? Were was actually photographed both W.Nr. 783 906 "Gelbe 8" and "Gelbe 6" which are seen in the same landscape ?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source

.... And it's not a G-14/AS ?
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Old 16th July 2020, 17:47
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Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source

Thanks to Spektor, over on modelforum.cz, this very interesting Russian photo found on this page:
http://soviet-aces-1936-53.ru/abc/t/tomarev.htm
https://www.flickr.com/photos/280920...in/dateposted/

This photo shows Maksim Nikolajevič Tomarev standing in front of what I believe to be a WNF built Bf 109 G-10 with a JG 4 emblem on the cowling. Thus, "Gelbe 11" sporting the vertical bar of III. Gruppe should be a 11./JG 4 machine. I miss though the Black-white-black colours RVB band.

Location for this photo could be Jüterbog-Damm where III./JG 4 was stationed until 2 April 1945, or nearby Mark Zwuschen (III./JG 4 was there until 12 April 1945). Both airfields were taken 20 April 1945 by Red Army units.

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Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source

some interesting picture in this russian review http://scalemodels.ru/articles/10880...9G-6-late.html
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