Eduard 1/48 Wilde Sau Episode One: Ring Of Fire, Limited Edition Dual Combo
- 2 x complete models Bf 109G-5 & Bf 109G-6 of JG 300, JG 301 & JG 302 in the Nachtiagd & the Reichsverteidigung
- Eduard Painting Masks
- Eduard Photo etch
- Eduard resin wheels
- Eduard resin Eberspacher acoustic pipe
- fine recessed panel line & rivet detail
- Canopy open or closed option
- 15 x 13 mm metal pin with Wilde Sau emblem included
- 10 marking options of Gustavs serving in Luftwaffe Wilde Sau units -
- Bf 109G-6/R6, flown by Lt. Gerhard Pilz, 1./JG 300, Bonn-Hangelar, Germany, Autumn, 1943.
- Bf 109G-6/R6, flown by Fw. Horst John, 3./JG 300, Bonn-Hangelar, Germany, September 1943.
- Bf 109G-6/R6, flown by Oblt. Gerhard Stamp, CO of 8./JG 300, Oldenburg, Germany, September - October 1943.
- Bf 109G-6/R6, flown by Ofw. Arnold Doring, 2./JG 300, Bonn-Hangelar, Germany, October - November 1943.
- Bf 109G-5/R6, 3./JG 300, Bad Worishofen, Germany, Summer 1944.
- Bf 109G-6/R6, flown by Oblt. Alexander Graf Resseguier de Miremount, 10./JG 301, Targsorul-Nord (Ploesti), Romania, March - April 1944.
- Bf 109G-6/R6, W. Nr. 412951, flown by Lt. Horst Prenzel, 1./JG 301, Gardelegen, Germany, July 1944.
- Bf 109G-6/R6, 2./JG 302, Helsinki, Finland, February 1944.
- Bf 109G-6, flown by Fw. Fritz Gniffke, 6./JG 302, Ludwigslust, Germany, April 1944.
- Bf 109G-6, 2./JG 302, Gotzendorf, Germany, July 1944.
With the increase in RAF night bombing raids against Germany in 1943 the radar guided twin engine night fighters of the Luftwaffe faced being overwhelmed. With the deployment by the RAF of 'Window' - radar jamming tin foil strips the radar equipped night fighters faced an even tougher task.
Decorated bomber pilot Oberst Hajo Herrmann came up with the idea of using single engine fighters to operate in the general area of the bombers & use the massed searchlights & fires on the ground to spot their targets. This kind of mission required pilots to be highly competent being able to spot & engage targets by eye alone in total darkness of the night.
This kind of 'free hunting' was dubbed 'wilde Sau' or 'wild Boar' night fighting.