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Tamiya's 1/48 scale
Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a

by Richard Nicoletti

Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a



This model depicts a Messerschmitt Me-262A1A Schwalbe, White 17, Werk Number 110956, III Gruppe/EJG 2, flown by Fw. Franz Holzinger at the Lechfield Air Base, Germany in March 1945.



The Werk Number and RLM 74/75 upper surface splinter paint scheme and RLM 76 lower surface finish indicate that this aircraft was an early delivery Me-262.



A Erganzungs-Jagdgeschwader (EJG) was a Luftwaffe replacement training unit which was part of a larger operational Jagdgeschwader. At this late stage of the war, the Germans were forced to undertake operations and training simultaneously. The "S" marking on the tail and within the fuselage national cross outline show the aircraft as so assigned.



The model was build out of the box except for use of Hungarian Aero Decals' 48105 Me-262A-1 decal sheet and paper safety belts.



Finishing was accomplished using Tamiya acrylic paints.

Richard Nicoletti

Model and Text Copyright © 2022 by Richard Nicoletti
Page Created 1 July, 2022
Last Updated 1 July, 2022

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