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Messerschmitt Bf 110G-4

by Thomas Noak


Messerschmitt Bf 110G-4


Revell-Monogram's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110G-4 is available online from Squadron.com




Here is Revell-Monogram's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 110G-4 kit.

I have depicted this model as a Messerschmitt Bf 110G-4d /R3 /B2, code G9+BA, W.Nr. 180850. The R3 indicates the two droptanks under the wings and the B2 represents the 30mm cannons in the nose.



This is the last plane used by the German night-fighter ace Maj. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, nicknamed "the Ghost from St.Trond" with 121 victories as Kommodore NJG 5.

The plane was found by allied troops at Schleswig-Holstein airfield (northern Germany) in May 1945.



The plane exhibits the features of the latest technical evolution of this type. These include 5mm armour-plate in front of the cockpit to protect the pilot, the Fug 218 "Neptun" radar in front and rear and the "Eberspächer" flame-hiders .

The 20mm cannons in the lower nose were removed on this variant.



I built the kit straight from the box with only a few exceptions. Both rudders were cut off and glued in deflected positions. The "Neptun" radar, the amour-plate and the flame-hiders were scratch built.

I added some fishing line, hypodermic needles and rod to make the cockpit and the brakelines look more realistic. No aftermarket products were used.



The plane was painted in the late-war factory scheme for night-fighters  - RLM 75/76 - by using X-tracolors. The model was weathered using artist oils.


Model, Text and Images Copyright © 2001 by Thomas Noak
Page Created 21 July, 2001
Last Updated 26 October, 2001

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