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Here is a Bf109K-4 masquerading as a Bf109G-6 AS "Green 13" of JG-1's Geschwaderkommodore Walter Oeusau as it was when he flew out of Paderborn, Germany just prior to his death on May 11, 1944.

Both with and without swastika versions submitted to DCS User Files.

Link to dropbox is here and this is only the non swastika version: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5q1r0si8om8jtzd/AACG-Y5CyilEhqkOcJDw-cqEa?dl=0

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MiG-21PFM 23+15  (ex 510 in the East German LSK) of II.JS / JG-1 at  Drewitz Airbase, Germany in Dec, 1990 prior to decommissioning and scrap.

I'm considering this finished. I adjusted the colors and I think they're the best I can get given the wide range of colors in my reference photos / profiles. This was a real learning experience for me from using luas, making my own template from texture files and using the viewer's more complex functions. The biggest PITA was getting the white line on the center tank... the tank is divided into quarters longitudinally with no effort by the UV mapper to make stuff align. Each quarter of the line had to be warped in order to make it appear straight on the model then each join had to be tweaked to line up. Lost of trial and error for such a simple thing but it's not as much fun if there aren't challenges.

Features to check out:

  • Special paint drop tanks (Load the 800L on center and 400L on outer pylons.
  • White rim wheels.
  • All placards / stencils in German. (They're probably gibberish since I used Google translate but they look the part... BTW, can anyone provide a Russian to English and to German translation of the placards for this and other planes?) 

Uploaded to DCS user files and also available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/r76nawju3q89f47/JG1_Shark.zip?dl=0

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5 hours ago, Vonrd said:

MiG-21PFM 23+15  (ex 510 in the East German LSK) of II.JS / JG-1 at  Drewitz Airbase, Germany in Dec, 1990 prior to decommissioning and scrap.

I'm considering this finished. I adjusted the colors and I think they're the best I can get given the wide range of colors in my reference photos / profiles. This was a real learning experience for me from using luas, making my own template from texture files and using the viewer's more complex functions. The biggest PITA was getting the white line on the center tank... the tank is divided into quarters longitudinally with no effort by the UV mapper to make stuff align. Each quarter of the line had to be warped in order to make it appear straight on the model then each join had to be tweaked to line up. Lost of trial and error for such a simple thing but it's not as much fun if there aren't challenges.

Features to check out:

  • Special paint drop tanks (Loat the 800L on center and 400L on outer pylons.
  • White rim wheels.
  • All placards / stencils in German. (They're probably gibberish since I used Google translate but they look the part... BTW, can anyone provide a Russian to English and to German translation of the placards for this and other planes?) 

Uploaded to DCS user files and also available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/r76nawju3q89f47/JG1_Shark.zip?dl=0

Skin Frame Sharkmouth 23 15.jpg

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Looks amazing, Vonrd!

I'm going to hold off on downloading until you fix the markings you were reworking. :)

 

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15 minutes ago, Klaiber said:

I'm going to hold off on downloading until you fix the markings you were reworking. :)

 

Unfortunately, I can't decipher the stencils. I had high hopes. Anyone have a guess as to what the text is?

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1 hour ago, Heinrich said:

I think it says:

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Vertical: Rettung (Saving,close to escape)

Label 1 Horizontal: Drücken-Ziehen (Press-Pull)

Label 2 Horizontal: Drücken-Anheben (Press-Lift)

 

Absolutely, thanks @Heinrich! I searched for a little bit, this morning, but couldn't find a better resolution than Vonrd's screen shot. 

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12 hours ago, Klaiber said:

Love this paint.  This is JG-1 (ex. 441).

@Vonrd, regarding the white MiG-21, here is official details on it:

East Germany MiG-21SPS-K c/n 946709 s/n 441*1/1968: Delivered to the East German AF.
*1975: JG-1.
*1990: Absorbed into the unified German AF.
*Recoded as 22+02.
*10/1990: Withdrawn from use at Drewitz AB.
*11/1992: Salvaged at Drewitz AB.

http://forgottenjets.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/Fishbed.html

Originally, it probably looked something similar to this MiG-21SPS/K:

https://www.airliners.net/photo/East-Germany-Air-Force/Mikoyan-Gurevich-MiG-21SPS-K/1772120/L

 

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17 hours ago, Vonrd said:

MiG-21PFM 23+15  (ex 510 in the East German LSK) of II.JS / JG-1 at  Drewitz Airbase, Germany in Dec, 1990 prior to decommissioning and scrap.

I'm considering this finished. I adjusted the colors and I think they're the best I can get given the wide range of colors in my reference photos / profiles. This was a real learning experience for me from using luas, making my own template from texture files and using the viewer's more complex functions. The biggest PITA was getting the white line on the center tank... the tank is divided into quarters longitudinally with no effort by the UV mapper to make stuff align. Each quarter of the line had to be warped in order to make it appear straight on the model then each join had to be tweaked to line up. Lost of trial and error for such a simple thing but it's not as much fun if there aren't challenges.

Features to check out:

  • Special paint drop tanks (Loat the 800L on center and 400L on outer pylons.
  • White rim wheels.
  • All placards / stencils in German. (They're probably gibberish since I used Google translate but they look the part... BTW, can anyone provide a Russian to English and to German translation of the placards for this and other planes?) 

Uploaded to DCS user files and also available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/r76nawju3q89f47/JG1_Shark.zip?dl=0

Skin Frame Sharkmouth 23 15.jpg

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Regarding this guy, here are official details on it:

East Germany MiG-21MF c/n 968615 s/n 510
*11/1973: Delivered to the East German AF.
*JG-9.
*JG-3.
*JG-1.
*Absorbed into the unified German AF.
*Recoded as 23+15.
*10/1990: Withdrawn from use at Drewitz AB.
*11/1992: Salvaged in Dresden.

http://forgottenjets.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/Fishbed.html

So, it's former '510 Red.'

For this one, I actually found a pre re-paint photo!

https://www.airhistory.net/photo/223773/510

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17 hours ago, Vonrd said:

Anyone know of any other decommissioning paint jobs?

Here are some MiG-21s of Jagdbombenfliegergeschwader 37 "Klement Gottwald" (JBG-37).  They didn't official fly the MiG-21, as far as I know.  So these must have been late transfers from other units, probably for decommissioning.  This is all 1990.

There are some very interesting markings on some of the aircraft.

 

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1 hour ago, Klaiber said:

Here are some MiG-21s of Jagdbombenfliegergeschwader 37 "Klement Gottwald" (JBG-37).  They didn't official fly the MiG-21, as far as I know.  So these must have been late transfers from other units, probably for decommissioning.  This is all 1990.

There are some very interesting markings on some of the aircraft.

 

Amazing bit of film! Damn, that's a lot of planes whose future is being beer cans  😥

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7 hours ago, Ludwig said:

So....  was the IPMS really having a show there or did someone photoshop the picture?  It would make sense if they had that MiG sitting there as an attraction. 

In 2019 the IPMS held a contest on the Luftwaffe Museum Berlin Gatow.Gatow2019_PK_04

Below the link to the museum with lots of interesting aircraft  and all kind of pictures, worth scrolling.

https://www.flugzeuglexikon.com/Luftwaffenmuseum/luftwaffenmuseum.html

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