Monday, October 6, 2014

FW190A-5 Hans Phlipp

So, I am presently looking to outfit my A5 in the livery of Major Hans Philipp. Here's one of the A5's he flew as Kommodore of JG1 during the defense of the Reich operations.

And here is the 206 Kill Experten himself holding one of Dachshunds. In fact his aircraft "Minke Pinke" was named for his two little Dachshunds. Unfortunately Philipp was shot down and killed during a dogfight with P47's of the USAAF 56th Fighter group on October 8, 1943. Although hit and badly burned he managed to bail out of his stricken FW190A6 but fell to his death when his parachute did not open.

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