Tempest Mk.V series 2 1/48

JN803, No. 486 (RNZAF) Squadron, No. 122 Wing, B.80 Volkel, the Netherlands, October 1944

One of the earliest Tempest Mk.V Series 2 aircraft was delivered to No. 486 (RNZAF) Squadron at RAF Newchurch

on May 17th, 1944. It was flown throughout the campaign against the V-1 flying bombs, by many different pilots. It

is believed that the 26 kill markings relate to claims made by pilots flying the aircraft rather than claims by any one

pilot. This total makes JN803 one of the most successful Tempests against the V-1. At the end of September 1944 the

Newchurch Tempests left No. 150 Wing and flew to join No. 122 Wing at B.60 Grimbergen in Belgium and month later to the newly captured B.80 Volkel in the Netherlands. JN803 was often flown by F/O ‘Jack’ Stafford, who had shot

down 4 of the V-1s on its scoreboard. In December 1944 it was issued to No. 3 Squadron. However, the aircraft was

lost in combat on December 30th, 1944, when shot down by Bf 109s of IV./JG 27, its pilot captured and murdered

by a security officer at Rheine airfield. Tempest in the standard camouflage, so called Day Fighter Scheme, sports

only partial recognition markings in the form of black and white “invasion” stripes. Their application on the wing and

fuselage upper surfaces was discontinued by the order dated September 10th, 1944.

The V-1 kill markings are painted under the windshield on the fuselage starboard.

648416 Tempest Mk.V cockpit (Brassin)

built by Oliver Peissl


Cat. No. 82122

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INFO Eduard - April 2020