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34904 Corgi   Messerschmitt Bf109G-6 - 7./JG52, Erich Hartmann 1/32 Scale £ 0.00
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  Messerschmitt Bf109G-6 of 7./JG52 as flown by Staffelkapitan Erich Hartmann in Romania in October 1944. Hartmann was the highest scoring fighter ace in the history of aerial combat, shooting down an almost incredible 352 enemy aircraft!! Added to this amazing feat was the fact that he never lost a wingman in combat. He was awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds. Highly accurate 1/32 scale, limited edition of only 2,000 pieces. Has to be seen to be appreciated with fantastic detailing such as removable engine covers, retracting undercarriage, moveable control surfaces and opening canopy. Long gone from the shops and now extremely hard to find. PLEASE NOTE: The box has a few rub marks on the lid surface. Also the undercarriage has been operated to ensure it works. This has had the usual effect of removing the paint where the undercarriage leg tops contact the underside of the model. This is perfectly normal for the 1/32 109G models. Otherwise in superb order.

The Messerschmitt Bf 109, often called Me 109, was a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid 1930s. It was one of the first true modern fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, a retractable landing gear, and was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engine.

The Bf 109 first saw operational service during the Spanish Civil War and was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II, during which time it was the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force. From the end of 1941 the Bf 109 was supplemented by the Focke-Wulf Fw 190.

Originally conceived as an interceptor, later models were developed to fulfill multiple tasks, serving as bomber escort, fighter-bomber, day-fighter, night-fighter, all-weather fighter, ground-attack aircraft, and as reconnaissance aircraft. It was supplied to and operated by several states during World War II, and served with several countries for many years after the war. The Bf 109 was the most produced fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 33,984 units produced from 1936 up to April 1945.

The Bf 109 was flown by the three top-scoring German fighter aces of World War II, who claimed 928 victories among them while flying with Jagdgeschwader 52, mainly on the Eastern Front, as well as by Hans-Joachim Marseille, the highest scoring German ace in the North African Campaign. It was also flown by several other successful aces from Germany's allies, notably Finland, including the highest scoring non-German ace Ilmari Juutilainen, and pilots from Romania, Croatia and Hungary. Through constant development the Bf 109 remained competitive with the latest Allied fighter aircraft until the end of the war.
 
 
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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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