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||EC#44 - Me 262 Turbos
|Contents and Media:
||One 205mm x 140mm decal sheet; six
page foldout colour instructions and reference guide.
||RRP USD$9.00 each (USD$7.66
each from Squadron.com)
||Well-chosen options; clear and
concise illustrated instructions; references quoted; perfect registration.
||I need to buy more Me262s!
Reviewed by Lynn Ritger
1/48 scale Me 262 decals are available online from Squadron.com
In conjunction with the just-released EagleFiles #5 "Stormbird
Colors- Construction, Camouflage and Markings of the Me 262" from Ben Evans and
our own Brett Green, Eagle Editions has graced us with a fantastic selection of
Me 262 options on this latest EagleCals sheet. The four choices provided on EC
#44 are as follows:
17" of 3./JG7, W.Nr. 500210. Lt. Hans Dorn surrendered this aircraft at Fassberg
on 8 May 1945. Two previously unpublished photos from Dave Wadman are reproduced
on the instruction sheet, illustrating the dark overall uppersurface scheme of
82/83 to good effect.
"Red 13" of Obstl. Heinz Bär, III./JG
EJG2, W.Nr.110559. This is an early 262 as evidenced by both the W.Nr. and the
overall camouflage of 74/75/76. One of the most famous of all 262s owing to "Pritzl"
Bär's success with this aircraft- he claimed twelve confirmed victories in this
single 262. After 220 aerial victories, Bär returned to civilian life- sadly, he
was killed in 1957 when his small private aircraft spun in from only 150 ft. at
"Green 4" of Major Theodor
Weissenberger, Stab./JG7, W.Nr. unknown. Heavy overpainting has obscured much of
the stenciling as well as the W.Nr.; this is a very attractive option owing to
the RVT bands and unusually long Stab markings. As a sidelight, Weissenberger
survived the war but was killed in 1950 at the wheel of his Mercedes during a
race at the Nürburgring.
"Black X" of Ofw. Hans-Robert Fröhlich,
I./KG51, W.Nr. 500200. This last option is one of only eight known surviving
Me262s worldwide, and currently resides in an unrestored state at the Treolar
Centre in Australia. Beyond the historical significance, the aircraft carries a
fantastically varied "patchwork" paint scheme with large unpainted areas beneath
All necessary stenciling is given (enough for a full aircraft),
and detailed instructions are given for each aircraft to include hardware
variations where noted (such as head armor, nosegear torque links, bomb racks,
FuG 25, etc.). EagleCals has a well-deserved reputation for thorough research
and dedication to accuracy; this latest release only serves to reinforce that
My thanks to Eagle Editions for the review samples.
EagleCals decals are
available from Eagle Editions
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Review Copyright © 2002 by Lynn Ritger
This Page Created on 22 July, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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