This package is Donationware, meaning that all proceeds that Flight Replicas would normally receive go to the Dutch Airwar Research and Excavation (DARE) foundation, exclusively.
There are approximately 1500 WWII aircraft wrecks lying beneath Dutch soil, whose identities have not yet been uncovered. The DARE foundation's mission is to find and carefully research these sites, irrespective of which side they fought on. The fate of the aircrews has a central role, and one of the central objectives is the returning of recovered crew to their families. DARE conducts detailed research and excavation, and and also provides technical illustrations and photographic material via their website.
The DARE foundation is an independent organization. All suitable artifacts, documents, and materials are available for expositions, museums, and for educational-purposes, through the foundation.
The aircraft depicted in this package is a Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6 flown from Schipol by one Oberleutnant Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart, which was shot down while attacking American four-engine bombers on 27 July 1943: and is one such aircraft excavated and recovered by the DARE team. Details of the aircraft and its pilot, and the recovery of the aircraft remains, can be found via websites whose addresses are contained in the package manual.
Colours used in the paint scheme (including the different yellows used) were sampled from high quality slides taken by the recovery team. The paint on parts that had been submerged in mud was virtually the same as the day the aircraft was lost - although once dried out, the paint quickly corroded and unfortunately flaked off.