Fighter Clasp Edition
Time Line is a new decal series illustrating an
alternate version of history where Nazi Germany
far from being defeated in 1945 was a formidable
opponent occupying ‘Fortress Europe’, large tracts
of Russia, the Mediterranean and North Africa.
our alternate history scenario we have the opportunity
to see these late war aircraft in a new light, adorned
with camouflage from theatres of war that had long
since been lost.
most significant of these new ‘wonder weapon’ aircraft
was the Me 262, the first operational jet fighter
to enter service. Our first 1/48 scale decal in
the series illustrates this most potent fighter,
in service with I./JG27 in North Africa where it
dominated the clear, azure blue skies during
aircraft are covered by the decal, the first is
‘Rote 5’ Wr.Nr 170666 from 2./JG27 flown by Oblt.
Lutz Streicher, an arrogant, coarse Bavarian and
fervent Nazi who always carried a large bull-whip
with him. His personal emblem painted on the port
side of the fuselage below the cockpit depicted
a female, Negro native. Streichers most recent aerial
victory was a No. 112 Squadron, RAF, P-51D Mustang
shot down near Benghazi. Its pilot was a young,
Yorkshire lad, Sgt. Eric ‘Parky’ Parkinson who scrambled
out of his doomed aircraft at the last minute and
parachuted to safety.
3’ Wr.Nr 170607 from 1./JG27 was flown by Lt. Dieter
Hoffmann who had notched up 12 ‘kills’ after
only 5 operational flights with the Staffel. His
personal emblem was an attractive nude ‘pin-up’
include a large sharkmouth that suits the sleek,
shark like nose so well. Camouflage scheme for both
aircraft was RLM 78 and 79 with white theatre markings.
This simple camouflage scheme highlighted well the
sleek, graceful lines of the Me 262.
not provided as the kits decal already provides
kit: Tamiya 1/48 Me 262A-1a
Price: $44.95 AU