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World War II: Soviet Union
Russian aircraft of WWII
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IDing an aircraft (IL-5?) & best model???
DUKWsinarow
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 05:22 AM UTC
The video for Sabaton's epic ballad, 'The Last Stand', shows a Russian/Soviet fighter, which I suspect to be an IL-5 executing a stall-turn or "hammerhead" to get behind a German aircraft, which I suspect to be a Bf-109.

It is a truly amazing scene that begins at 2:11, with the maneuver at 2:35;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB3H05OhVDI

Could someone please help me confirm the identity of these aircrafts and direct me to the best 1:72 scale models.

I'm seriously considering reproducing this scene with a pair of models...

Thank you.
TigerTiger
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 05:43 AM UTC
Thats a Lavochkin La-5FN and what appears to be a Bf-109F although it could be a G.

For the La-5FN you'd go for the Zvezda, AML or KP kit in 1/72
KP
AML
Zvezda

Il stands for Ilyushin ie. Il-2 Sturmovik
DUKWsinarow
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 07:25 AM UTC
Thank you!

The KP appears to have a paint scheme very similar to the prototype so, hopefully, that would negate the need to purchase additional decals...I'll go with that one...
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 09:13 PM UTC
Looking at the video, the 109 is a G-6 version...MG131 bulges.
Nice dogfight btw

Cheers,
Pedro
Kevlar06
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 06:20 AM UTC
I believe this is a recounting of an actual incident that took place between a P-51D flown by Clarence "Bud" Anderson and an ME 109 in late 1944 or early 1945, at least the circumstances of the action seem almost the same. I think the narrative came form the TV series "Dogfights" on the Discovery Channel a few years back.
VR, Russ