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    Although already available in the original download, I created this one, as I thought the sharkmouth was a bit too small at the included one. The teeth from the original aircraft matched the locations of the exhausts, so I adjusted the teeth from this repaint to match the exhaust pipes of the model.



    The "running-nose raven", was originally the marking of 2./JG71 "Chamberlain-Staffel", but became the marking of II./JG51 Mölders when the group was renamed.



    JagdGruppe 102 was active during the invasion of Poland. Hauptmann Johannes Gentzen, who was leading this group, was the first German Luftwaffe Ace of WWII. This colourful aircraft was painted after the box-art work from the Sword Bf109 D kit.



    After their successful campaign against Poland J.Gr.102 was moved to the border with France. On 6 November the unit lost 4 aircraft, when they encountered some Curtiss P-36 (H-75) Hawks from GC 11/5. Most other aircraft from J.Gr.102 could barely escape, badly damaged. It was showed the Bf109 D was obsolete. J.Gr.102 was withdrawn from the frontline, equipped with Bf110 fighters and became ZG2.


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    After the Bf109 D was withdrawn as front line fighter the aircraft remained active as nightfighter. Originally most Jagdgeschwader had one or more Staffel(n) which was specialised in night operations. Jagdgeschwader 2 Richthofen has a complete Group (IV(N)JG2) with 3 Staffeln (squadron) which flew night operations. They mainly flew the Bf109 D and were active over Northern Germany, Denmark and Norway.



    The history goes on as after their role as nightfighter was over they were used as trainers and for familiarisation flight.

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    Hi Huub,
    Nice one!

    That does look more accurate.....although I think you may have missed a couple of rivets.......he he.

    (And just noticed that the aileron tabs aren't red on yellow 5?)

    Shame this Swiss shark mouth wasn't on the C/D models, but only on the E models..


    Cheers

    Shessi
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