Oxford Aviation Focke Wulf TA152 STAB JG301
NEW-BOXED. 1:72 scale World War II aircraft Focke Wulf Ta 152 as flown by German Luftwaffe Oberstleutnant Fritz Aufhammer . It is based at the Stendal Airfield in the very last days of the conflict in April 1945. Fritz Aufhammer was the Geschwaderkommadore of the Stab/JG301 between September 1944 and May 1945. The Jagdgeschwader 301 was a Luftwaffe fighter wing and in March 1945 became the first unit to receive the Focke Wulf Ta 152. Their instructions were to provide top cover for the Jagdwaffe to combat the massed USAAF assault over central Germany.
His aircraft is modelled here in a red colour scheme with black and white Luftwaffe markings. The instrument panel, gun barrels and wheels are black, propeller blades matt green, the exhaust pipes brown and the cockpit interior is moulded in dark green. Note too, the Swastika markings in black on the tail fin.
The sorties against the Allied aircraft were very successful, particularly in targeting the USAAF B-17s, P-51s and P-47s but not without Luftwaffe casualties. However, the extended deployment of the Ta 152 fighters to other airfields was not completed before the war came to an end.