Hungarian Me 109 G10 colors

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Hungarian Me 109 G10 colors

Joined: April 15th, 2008, 1:46 pm

May 2nd, 2012, 6:23 pm #1

Hi,

In the Osprey book about the Hungarian aces of WWII, appears 4 schemes of 109's (G10).

Two of them, W1+83 of Laszlo Daniel 101/3 "Puma" sqd.
I want to know the colors of this plane. Are they 74/75 or 75/82?. The profile appears to be the first, but aren't good ones.

Also, someone have any photo of the plane?. Its in pristine or not condition?. The profile show a "V" under the left wing ala Fw190 used as fighter bombers, this "V" go few inches in the upper side?.

Another one "Yellow 5" of Itsvan Fabian appears to be 81/82 any data?

Regards, TIA

Álvaro Brasesco
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Joined: September 21st, 2004, 9:13 am

May 2nd, 2012, 6:55 pm #2

According to the JaPo books on the subject they were painted RLM 76/75/83 or possibly 74 instead or 83.

Cheers / Anders
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Joined: April 15th, 2008, 1:46 pm

May 3rd, 2012, 1:30 pm #3

Thanks! NT
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Joined: August 15th, 2006, 2:06 pm

May 5th, 2012, 2:46 pm #4

Hi,

In the Osprey book about the Hungarian aces of WWII, appears 4 schemes of 109's (G10).

Two of them, W1+83 of Laszlo Daniel 101/3 "Puma" sqd.
I want to know the colors of this plane. Are they 74/75 or 75/82?. The profile appears to be the first, but aren't good ones.

Also, someone have any photo of the plane?. Its in pristine or not condition?. The profile show a "V" under the left wing ala Fw190 used as fighter bombers, this "V" go few inches in the upper side?.

Another one "Yellow 5" of Itsvan Fabian appears to be 81/82 any data?

Regards, TIA

Álvaro Brasesco
Anders is correct that the Hungarian G-10s were WNF machines. Colors can vary a bit, but most were 75/83 (dark). The famous series of color photos of 5F+12 of the NAG 12 machine that surrendered to US forces after May 8 shows this clearly. There were other partially finished machines, but I think you'd be safe with those two colors.

As for the "V" marking on the left wing, this was instituted in August 1944 when Romania switched sides and 109s were fighting 109s, so the Luftwaffe and their allies who were flying 109s and other machines directed that a yellow V marking be painted underwing and overlapping the top of the left wing by 12 inches or so. This stayed on machines until March 17/45 when orders were issued to remove the V, but paint the front of cowlings with a 1 meter yellow band and paint the rudder yellow as well. Units were also supposed to remove the Eastern Front yellow fuselage band as well. This order was intermittently applied, but most LFlt 6 single engined machines did do it.

Photos are always best!
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