KITS 11/2022

WNr. 720260, Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, Stab IV./NJG 1, Saint Trond, Belgium, April 1944

Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, the most successful night

fighter ace of all times, recipient of the Knight Cross

with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds, flew from

the beginning of his military aviation career with

night fighter units. In total he shot down 121 enemy

aircraft, predominantly the four-engine British bombers. During the whole war he was wounded only

once and none of his crew members was ever wounded in combat. He survived the war and at the end

of hostilities dedicated himself to the family wine

business. He died on June 15, 1950, two days after his

personal car had collided with a truck in Cestas near

Bordeaux in France. Schnaufer, nicknamed „The Night Ghost of St. Trond“, flew this Bf 110G-4 during the

spring months of 1944 when he assumed command

of IV. Gruppe Nachtjagdgeschwader 1. The aircraft

original camouflage of RLM 74 and RLM 75 on the

upper surfaces partially showed through the overcoat of RLM 76. The lower and side surfaces remained

in the original coat of RLM 76, the lower port wing

surface was painted black.


for Bf 110G-4 1/72

SS781 Bf 110G-4 Weekend (PE-Set)

672013 Bf 110G wheels (Brassin)

CX378 Bf 110G-4 (Mask)

Cat. No. 672013

November 2022

INFO Eduard