1/48 Eduard Bf 109F-4, W. Nr.7243, flown by Oblt. Otto Kath, Stab/JG 54, Staraya Russa, Soviet Union, early December 1941.
From March, 1941 till September, 1943, Otto Kath served as Geschwaderadjutant for Hannes Trautloft, the famous fighter ace and CO of JG 54. Kath previously flew under Trautloft with I./JG 20. He is credited with 6 kills. The standard camouflage of RLM 74/75/76 was oversprayed with washable white paint on the upper sides for the winter. The only exception was the framing of the canopy. The nonstandard Geschwader Stab marking is green, the color reserved for aircraft flown by HQ members. The green heart was painted on JG 54 ‘Grünherz’ aircraft. Note the yellow Eastern Front markings on the wings, rudder and fuselage.