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32510 Corgi   Ju 87B-2 Stuka - 4/StG2 Immelmann (2,830 ONLY) £
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  Junkers Ju 87B-2 Stuka in the attractive colours of 4./STG 2 "Immelmann" based at Tmimi, Cyrenaica in 1941. 1/72 scale, limited edition of 2,830 pieces worldwide. Displays superbly and has to be seen to be appreciated. Box has the odd abrasion but nothing that detracts.

This Junkers Ju-87B-2 flew with probably the best known of all the Stuka units, 4/StG 2 Immelmann and appeared like this in 1941 at the opening of the African campaign after the capture of Crete. At that time the unit was based at Tmimi, Cryenaica. The colour scheme is 78/79/80, respectively, light blue undersides and sand yellow and olive green upper surfaces and the theatre band is quite unusually aligned with the fuselage Balkenkreuz national marking. The white spinner tip is reportedly a staffel-within-Gruppe recognition aid. Also, unusually, this aircraft carries both the original 4.Staffel four-leaf clover badge and the new emblem of a Luftwaffe eagle superimposed on the afrika Korps' palm tree and swastika insignia that was to replace it. In those early months in the desert the Bf 109 escorted Stuka was a formidable weapon. Two main types of mission were carried out by the Stukas during this period in early 1941 – against the enemy's ground forces and against British coastal shipping and this is where StG 2 came into its own.
Designed to function as a close support aircraft, the Ju 87 was first flown on September 17th, 1935. The Ju 87 had an innovative design that included automatic dive brakes under each wing—a feature that protected against the consequences of pilot blackout by ensuring recovery from an attack dive. Crewed by a pilot and rear gunner, the Ju 87 had a bomb that swung away from the propeller on an elongated U-shaped crutch. Its inverted gull wings improved pilot-to-ground visibility, gave the undercarriage a shorter height and made the Ju 87 instantly recognizable to its enemies.
Corgi's 1:72 scale Stukas faithfully replicate the gull-wing or "cranked" wing pattern, which with the spatted main undercarriage was one of the most notable and unusual features of this aircraft. Delicately assembled dive-brakes can be seen be seen beneath each wing. A 250kg bomb is mounted to the U-shaped crutch below the fuselage. The top engine cover can be removed to reveal the inverted Junkers Jumo 211D engine with the correct main engine support frames. Additional features include all-metal braced elevators, slotted ailerons and flaps and a rearward-facing machine gunner manning the M15 machine gun.

 
 
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Corgi aviation archive general information

(note not all this information will apply to the above model)
 

The Corgi Aviation Archive features a vast selection of diecast model airplanes in 1:144, 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scales and has become the standard by which all other ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival material. Subject aircraft in the Aviation Archive appeal to all aviation enthusiasts and every diecast model airplane includes such features as:

  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed pilots and crew members (1:72/1:32).
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected interchangeable features such as airbrakes, opened canopies and access panels (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings (1:72/1:32).
 
 
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