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Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Bf 109
Rainy day at Hörsching

by Roland Sachsenhofer


Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6


Hasegawa's 1/32 scale Bf 109G-6 is available online from Squadron.com



This picture shows a Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6, wearing colours and markings of Alfred Suraus mount of JG 3 in spring 1944.

The "Hundertneun" is sitting on the tarmac of Hörsching airbase, a fighter base established to protect the steelworks of Linz in Upper- Austria.

One of the two 109s in the background is of special interest, it shows a "low visibility" camouflage of solely RLM 76. This camouflage was used for a short time in spring 1944 for 2./JG 3, these machines giving top cover for the bomber intercepting Fw 190s of JG 3.


The Bf 109s shown are 1/32 models from Hasegawa. The facility indeed is Hörsching airfield, nowadays a civilian as a military airport. Of course it was not photographed in 1944 but in 2005, when I left for holidays in Greece!

The buildings visibel in the background actually date back to these grim war years. Jagdgeschwader 3 was never stationed in Hörsching, but it was home for Bf 109 equipped units until the end of the war.

Messerschmitt Bf 109
Modelling Manuals 17

US Price: $17.95
UK Price: £12.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 January 25, 2002
Details: 64 pages; ISBN: 1841762652
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Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2005 by Roland Sachsenhofer
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Last Updated 03 October, 2005

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