1/48 Eduard, Fw190 A-8/R2, W. Nr. 680747, flown by Oblt. Hans Weik, CO of 10.(Sturm)/ JG 3, Memmingen, Germany, June 1944.
Hans Weik was born on July 6th, 1922 in Heilbronn and joined the Luftwaffe in October 1941. After completing training, he was assigned to JG 3 on February 21st, 1943 and sent to the Eastern front where he would shoot down ten Soviet aircraft. From May to November he served as an instructor at 4./JGr Ost. Here, he gained his first kill of a B-17 bomber. He was subsequently transferred to 9./ JG 3 and on February 10th, 1944, he was made Commanding Officer of 10th Staffel JG 3, with which he would gain 23 kills, twenty of which were four-engined heavies. For his achievements, he was awarded the Knight’s Cross on July 27th, 1944. In April 1945 he was assigned to III./ EJG 2, where he trained on the Me 262.
After the war, Hans Weik studied architecture, and was responsible for the design of many structures. In his retirement years he dedicated time to ship modelling. He died on June 5th, 2001 in Heidenheim an der Brenz. The aircraft flown by Weik carried the markings that were worn by IV. Gruppe JG 3, a black engine cowl and a stylized Adlerflügel on the sides of the fuselage. The rear fuselage carries a white fuselage band that was common to JG 3 aircraft within the structure of the Defence of the Reich. On these aircraft, the wave markings designated the IV. Gruppe. The rudder carries victory markings up to June 1944.